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Sedge reeds

Blick auf das Ried beim Kloster Beuren Foto: NABU Obereichsfeld

„Sedge reeds“ tend to be dense vegetations growing in wetlands and in the accretion zones of waterbodies. Common bulrush, sedge and cotton grass form a dense field, which is habitat for grasshopper warbler, marsh warbler and others.

Detail: Riparian forest in Thuringia

A field of sedges

Near the Beuren monastery, a sedge reed with tall sedge areas, small sedge areas and reedbeds is spreading on one side of the river Leine. This is attributed to an earlier anthropogenic use. Particularly the tall sedge area, dominated by lesser pond sedge (Carex acutiformis), reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea), common reed (Phragmites australis) andcommon bulrush (Typha latifolia) is spreading, accompanied by large fields of bishop's weed (Aegopodium podagraria) and common butterbur (Petasites hybridus).

Habitat for marsh warblers & co.

The open areas of the Leine riparian forest are habitat for numerous birds, among them grasshopper warbler (Locustella naevia), marsh warbler (Acrocephalus palustris) and reed bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus). Water rail (Rallus aquaticus) and corn crake (Crex crex) have also been sighted here. Join us and help us to buy more land for nature! Save land now! More about the kingfisher More about the riparian forest

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