Alp Flix moorland – "treasure island" for species diversity

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Alp Flix

Alp Flix

Alp Flix

Alp Flix

Alp Flix

Alp Flix

Bivio: Residenza - Plaz - Sicht - von - der - auf

Bivio: Residenza - Plaz - Sicht - von - der - auf

Bergün: Schweiz - Graubünden

Bergün: Schweiz - Graubünden

Bergün: Bahnhof

Bergün: Bahnhof

Bergün: Blick - auf - das - Dorf - und - die - Albulalinie

Bergün: Blick - auf - das - Dorf - und - die - Albulalinie

Bergün: Dorf

Bergün: Dorf

Somtgant

Somtgant

Savognin: St Moritz - Piz Albana

Savognin: St Moritz - Piz Albana

Radons: Savognin, Savoldellis Berghaus

Radons: Savognin, Savoldellis Berghaus

Radons: Savoldellis - Berghaus

Radons: Savoldellis - Berghaus

Malmigiuer: Bergrestaurant - Tigignas - Savognin

Malmigiuer: Bergrestaurant - Tigignas - Savognin

Lenz: Biathlon Arena Lenzerheide AG

Lenz: Biathlon Arena Lenzerheide AG

Stürvis: Stierva

Stürvis: Stierva

Filisur: Bahnhof

Filisur: Bahnhof

Davos Monstein: Panorama - Hubel

Davos Monstein: Panorama - Hubel

Salategnas › West: Alp Flix

Salategnas › West: Alp Flix

The combination of intensively used meadows, upland and lowland moors provides the habitat for vast numbers of species of plants and animals.

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Up on the Alp Flix, above Sur, they were counted in the year 2000: on a "Species Diversity Day" around the Alp Flix, researchers counted 2092 different species. They also discovered a previously unknown species of dung fly, which now bears the name of the Alp Flix: "Rhexoza flixella".

Cleared and utilised by the Walser people in the 16th century and still a place of residence today, a large meadow was created here which is again inhabited and farmed all year round. The Alp Flix is a protected moorland landscape of national significance. Ice Age glaciers once carved out the wide plain here and created a gradual relief landscape of crests and hollows. Raised bogs and fens developed where the groundwater and stream water gathered.

There is also a research trail for children on the Alp Flix. The researcher kit includes a magnifying cup, spider catcher and lots more. It is available from the region’s tourist offices and hotels.

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