Dry walls and Alpine pastures

Parc Jura Vaudois

Téléski Dent-de-Vaulion

Téléski Dent-de-Vaulion

Le Sentier 1015m.

Le Sentier 1015m.

Hôtel Bellevue, Le Rocheray - Vallée de Joux

Hôtel Bellevue, Le Rocheray - Vallée de Joux

La Dôle summit

La Dôle summit

Basseruche

Basseruche

From Dôle Mt. to West

From Dôle Mt. to West

Great view of Lake Leman from St. Cerge (Mt. Blanc on left)

Great view of Lake Leman from St. Cerge (Mt. Blanc on left)

La Glutte

La Glutte

Dole 3

Dole 3

Dole 2

Dole 2

Dole

Dole

Le Brassus 1033m.

Le Brassus 1033m.

Col du Marchairuz 1449m.

Col du Marchairuz 1449m.

Vallée de Joux - Suisse - Le Pont - Le lac de Joux

Vallée de Joux - Suisse - Le Pont - Le lac de Joux

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Dry walls are typical for the high altitude Jura pastures, which were established mostly in the 19th and 20th centuries. They were originally used to enclose cattle pastures, but later on also became borders for landed estates. These dry walls form ideal habitats for reptiles and insects.

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