Rock formations and the species rhich vegetation in canyon and hillside forest invite for investigation tours.
Bat boxes in a larch wood at LGKS
Sand lizard as well as other reptiles and small mammals benefit from deadwood piles.
Standing water bodies enrich the habitat of game animals.
Besides 45 ha of meadows, the country estate Landgut Kemper & Schlomski (LGKS) with a total area of approx. 110 ha includes also a forest area of nearly 65 ha. Part of this forest area is a so-called school forest with an area of 4.5 ha. There one can find ten different types of tree populations, from a dry oak forest via young beech population up to an old spruce monoculture.
This variety enables school classes to realize different projects in the fields of forest operation, wood mensuration, plant sociology, forest protection etc.
Large areas oft the forest belonging to LGKS fall in the category oft he FFH -area 043E Mueglitz valley (FFH: fauna-flora-habitat-guideline, see also http://www.umwelt.sachsen.de/umwelt/natur/natura2000/2014.aspx). Different habitat types – from mixed forests in gorges and at slopes in the area oft he „Doktorgraben“ to the silicate rock with vegetation in crevices along the panoramic walk – enrich this area and offer habitats for rare and threatened species in need of protection as the greater mouse-eared bat (Myotis myotis) and the lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros).
Steadily LGKS realizes different projects for stimulating the biodiversity as the resettlement of the silver fir or the erection of dry walls and deadwood piles which all serve nature protection.
Current Forest Projects
News about the silver firs at LGKS
Not all of the firs planted in 2014 survived the winter without damage so that in April 2015 a partial replacement was required. Further information as well as interesting facts about he silver fir you can read in the article of the occasion of the International Arbor Day. (German)
Bat Protection at LGKS
Large areas of the forest at LGKS are part of FFH-area 043E Mueglitz valley (FFH: fauna-flora-habitat-guideline) and offer habitats for rare species in need of protection as the greater mouse-eared bat (Myotis myotis) and the lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros). What we do for the bats you can read here (German).
Biotope at the inner edge of the forest
Along the woodman's path in the LGKS forest we built up a biotope at the inner edge of the forest to enrich the domestic fauna and flora. More about how this is done you can read here (German).
The Silver Fir will soon be back
Caused by deforestation and a high game density the silver fir became rare in our forests. With an organized planting event (German) LGKS will resettle the endangered tree species at the hillsides of the Mueglitz valley.