Oak woods and wild boars

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On this section, on both sides of the track, you will see holm oaks. In the Montgrí Massif, although we cannot speak of holm oak forests as such, there are small extensions of remains of holm oak forests like this one, generally of little developed trees, resembling the holm oaks in other parts of the country. Fires and the shallow soil of the mountains have always impeded their genuine development. Here you can see holm oaks (Quercus ilex) and, very sporadically, stands of cork oaks (Quercus suber).

It is in these holm oak groves that the wild boar (Sus scrofa) normally moves with the greatest ease, the largest wild animal in these mountains. This animal adapts very well to very different environments. From time to time, passing through this area, you will see the remains of a puddle where it is not unusual to find a holm oak or pine nearby that has been scratched by wild boars, as after a good mud bath scratch themselves and clean themselves on the base of the trunks, leaving them deeply marked.