The "Höchenschwand Moor" is a former glacial high moor that has emerged after the peat to a fen .
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This declared a nature reserve wetland is approximately ten acres in size and is mainly characterized by stocks of brown sedge, which, inter alia , the star sedge , the millet - sedge and beaked sedge occur than another characteristic fen plants. You can find these also moor grass , cotton grass, “Sumpfveillchen”, globe flower , orchid , marsh marigold , white “Sumpfhalmfuß” , Cress, narcissi and some peat moss.
For this habitat that threatened to silt up by grassing and also by seeds approach from the environment, different groups are committed repeatedly and are supported by the conservation authority. Under the expert advice Different type of trees, bushes and Vergrasungen were in several inserts removed and exposed a natural small pond. During regular maintenance actions always some brushwood piles remain to allow birds and all kinds of small animals nesting and shelter and thus restore the bog.
The main reason to expel this site as a nature reserve, is the preservation and development of various mire communities,sedge, moist thickets and moist and golden oat grass meadows.
That is why , for example, no other routes may created, no cables are laid and no drainage measures will be taken. Of course, no plants may be taken away.
In addition, all animals and their breeding, housing and refuge sites are strictly protected. This includes that no dogs are allowed to walk freely and the reserve may only be entered on the existing trails and is closed in winter for skiers. Overall, everything understandable measures to protect this natural history gem.
In "Höchenschwand Moor" up to the second world war peat, which is why the moor popularly still " Durbe Moor " (peat bog) is called .