Kvismaren - from Jan Bernhardtz point of view
This week you will be with Jan again to discover the world from his point of view by seeing pictures from the nature reserve Kvismaren.
Kvismaren consists of large, grazed wet meadows, scrubland, reed beds and open areas of shallow water. In spring and autumn the area is visited by thousands of resting geese and cranes. The varied waterscape also attracts large numbers of other wetland birds. To prevent the shallow lakes from becoming overgrown, water levels are regulated using simple pump technology.
Grazing and hay-making help to keep the wet grasslands open. Öby Hill, well-known as a unique hibernation site for snakes, forms the nucleus of the nature reserve. From the hill you have a panoramic view across the entire site, and it is here that several of the nature reserve’s paths and circuits begin.
Photos © Jan Bernhardtz
Northeast of Östra fågelsjön is the Sörön nature reserve, whose deciduous forests make the place a gem for excursions. Sörön is wonderful all year round, but especially so in spring, when wood anemone and liverleaf (Hepatica nobilis) carpet the ground beneath the trees.
Kvismaren is one of Sweden’s most important wetlands.
(from a text about Kvismaren provided by Örebro Municipality)