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: From Dôle Mt. to West

Saint-Cergue: From Dôle Mt. to West

Saint-Cergue: Basseruche

Saint-Cergue: Basseruche

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: La Trélasse

Saint-Cergue: La Trélasse

La Cure: St-Cergue - La Givrine

La Cure: St-Cergue - La Givrine

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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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