Serra da Enciña da Lastra Nature Reserve

Serra da Enciña da Lastra Nature Reserve
 

Overview
The Sierra da Enciña da Lastra Nature Reserve borders on the province of Lean and covers 3,151ha. It consists of jutting limestone peaks which tower over the valleys and are covered with Mediterranean woodland and caves.

Sightseeing
Over 20 caves exist (known locally as ‘palas’).

Geology
Limestone mountain range.

Animals/Birds
The inaccessibility of the canyons and cliffs is perfect for birds of prey, white-tailed swallows and choughs. The caves are home to some of the largest colonies of bats in Spain.

Plants
What makes the Sierra da Enciña da Lastra Nature Reserve particularly special is that nearly half of the Galician vegetation is found here. The valleys formed by the river Sil are covered in forests of holm oaks, large expanses of thyme, thickets and pastureland. Endemic plants are in abundance, for instance, there are more than 25 species of orchids.

 

 
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