Sightings

Västra Hargs forests

Mjölby

 

The area around Västra Harg is an old agricultural landscape, much of what is now the forests have previously been used as hay meadows and pastures.

The flora of the area is dominated by woodland plants in deciduous forests and traditionally favored herbs in the open pastures. This means that many birds, insects, vascular plants, mosses and lichens thrive in the area. The tree layer is varied, but mostly dominated by oak and aspen. In the opener parties are also plenty of cranesbill, orchid, butter balls and bridal brush that testifies of the past mowing claimed. The open pastures has a rich meadowland flora on large parts. There is, for example, plenty of milkwort, bridal bread, scabious, orchid, rockrose, quaking grass, pill sedge, bistort, arnica, svinrot, rattle, and in some places cat feet.

The area's lower flora (mosses, lichens and fungi) are very diverse with several very rare species (mainly lichens and fungi). Especially because of the rich supply of old trees and dead wood of various kinds. 30 nationally listed species have been found in the area in recent years.

 

Directions

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Western Hargs forests reached from several major crossroads. Mjölby: from the center, turn left before Svartån / railway and follow the signs to West Harg. Sya: turn south over the railway tunnel (note the maximum height for higher vehicles), then follow signs for West Harg. Mantorp: turn south towards East Tollstad - Games Linge. Then follow signs to West Harg. Boxholm: turn towards Spang Holm and drive towards Åsbodalen east, then follow signs for West Harg. In Västra Harg, drive towards Önnebo - Ulrika about 2 miles south of West Hargs church, turn in at Kulladals trails, there is parking space with information and a picnic table. Yoga classes are based on the exercise track.