Route POI
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The landscape that we have seen and now see reminds us of high mountain lands, in the subalpine and alpine states, but nothing further from reality. We should climb to the height of Puig Moscós (1740m) to enter the country of the black pine, and above it, the alpine meadows.
So, here at 1100m, what we have is a completely transformed landscape for centuries by the action of mankind. We are in the country of oaks, ash trees, birch trees, aspen, cherry trees, beech trees ... but all of them have been cut to get grassland for cattle.
The forest, as you can see, is rooted in the vicinity of the torrents and the tallest slopes. See the beech forest under Can Illa on your left? Or the forest with polypods and spanish broom that is at the bottom of the Font Vella hole we are around? (foto).
In the softer parts, the meadows and fields are planted with polygonal shapes and defined limits (stone walls, bushes) (foto): limits that mark the property and at the same time serve to manage the herd when it comes down from the top of the mountain to these meadows.
In these meadows, when they are of natural grass, before being blossomed, there is a great flowering that attracts multitude insects that attract many birds and reptiles that, at the same time, are the food of great birds of prey. They are environments with great biodiversity.
Grass is a feast of the hare which is also food for the golden eagle.
Insects are the food of reptiles that are both food of the little kestrel or the great eagle marcenca.