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Höga Sand (High Sand)

The Landscape of sand dunes

Höga Sand (High Sands) reserve comprises the sandy and mostly pine Litorinavägen portions of the embankment along the almost three kilometer route between Eriksholm and Trolleboda. Sand dunes are formed in the seaside windy environments with a lot of sand. This natural process of wind-borne sand creates unique habitats for plants and animals. Meanwhile threatened people’s homes and farms and to prevent sand drift planted these pine and lyme 1900s. Human impact occurred back in the 1100s at the High Sand with bait, wood extraction and timber cutting. Intensive land use for centuries meant that the landscape was opened up and the wind shaped dunes today.

An unusual environment

In the hot, dry sand areas, and in the rough pine trees, enjoy several endangered and protected species. Many of the species have adapted to this Blekinge unusual environment. There are, for example, the only known occurrence in the country of gritty påskrislav (Stereocaulon incrustatum). The species is critically endangered in Sweden and therefore we have a special responsibility to maintain and create the best possible
conditions for the species to survive in High Sand. In the sun-warmed sand dunes are many wasps and wild bees.


21 December 2016
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