Dry walls and Alpine pastures

Parc Jura Vaudois

Vaulion: Téléski Dent-de

Vaulion: Téléski Dent-de

Le Chenit: Le Sentier 1015m

Le Chenit: Le Sentier 1015m

Le Sentier: Hôtel-Restaurant 'Bellevue le Rocheray'

Le Sentier: Hôtel-Restaurant 'Bellevue le Rocheray'

Saint-Cergue: La Dôle summit

Saint-Cergue: La Dôle summit

Saint-Cergue: Great view of Lake Leman from St. Cerge (Mt. Blanc on left)

Saint-Cergue: Great view of Lake Leman from St. Cerge (Mt. Blanc on left)

Saint-Cergue: From Dôle Mt. to West

Saint-Cergue: From Dôle Mt. to West

Saint-Cergue: Basseruche

Saint-Cergue: Basseruche

Saint-Cergue: La Glutte

Saint-Cergue: La Glutte

Saint-Cergue: La Trélasse

Saint-Cergue: La Trélasse

Château de Bonmont: Dole

Château de Bonmont: Dole

Château de Bonmont: Dole

Château de Bonmont: Dole

Château de Bonmont: Dole

Château de Bonmont: Dole

Le Brassus: 1033m

Le Brassus: 1033m

Le Brassus: Col du Marchairuz 1449m

Le Brassus: Col du Marchairuz 1449m

La Cure: St-Cergue - La Givrine

La Cure: St-Cergue - La Givrine

Le Pont: Vallée de Joux - Le lac de Joux

Le Pont: Vallée de Joux - 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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