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Comenius Meeting DROPS of Nature 
León, Spain 20-25 October 2014
MONTESINHO NATURAL PARK
SOME INFORMATION 
 Located in the Northeast of the country in the municipalities of Bragança 
and Vinhais 
 Created in 1...
 Area: 75 000 hectares, includes about 9000 inhabitants spread over 92 
villages. 
 Succession of hills and valleys deep...
FLORA 
 Very varied due to geographical location and great geological and climate 
variability of northern Portugal. 
 H...
 Species like violets (Viola parvula and bubanii), the American 
speedwell (veronica americana) and the hedge woundwort (...
 Daffodils and orchids also prevalent 
Daffodils Orchids
 Most common trees: chestnut trees, pine trees, oak trees and birches. 
Oak trees 
Chestnut trees 
Pine trees 
Birches
FAUNA 
 Very rich and diversified, hosts around 250 species of vertebrates and many 
invertebrates. 
 70 mammal species,...
Deer Iberian-lynx 
Iberian-wolf 
Hare 
Rock blackbird 
Golden-Eagle
 Exclusive and rare butterflies in the Park 
Lycaena virgaureae Brenthis Daphne Boloria Dia Aphantopus hyperantum
The students: 
Fernando Madureira 
Maria Inês Santos 
Agrupamento de Escolas Miguel Torga 
Bragança 
Portugal
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Montesinho natural park in Portugal

  1. 1. Comenius Meeting DROPS of Nature León, Spain 20-25 October 2014
  2. 2. MONTESINHO NATURAL PARK
  3. 3. SOME INFORMATION  Located in the Northeast of the country in the municipalities of Bragança and Vinhais  Created in 1979  One of the largest protected areas in Portugal.  Symbol: chestnut flower
  4. 4.  Area: 75 000 hectares, includes about 9000 inhabitants spread over 92 villages.  Succession of hills and valleys deeply embedded, with altitudes ranging from 438 to 1481mt where villages, nestled in sheltered and discrete points, may be easily unnoticed by the casual visitor .
  5. 5. FLORA  Very varied due to geographical location and great geological and climate variability of northern Portugal.  Higher areas: species of Atlantic climate regions such as heather (Erica cinerea) and grass (Agrostis curtisii).  Lower areas: typically Mediterranean vegetation with plants like the spurge flax (Daphne gnidium), the gum rock rose (Cistus lanadifer), the sage-leaved rock rose (Cistus salviifolius) and the butcher's broom (Ruscus aculeatus). Heather Grass Spurge flax Gum rock rose Butcher's broom
  6. 6.  Species like violets (Viola parvula and bubanii), the American speedwell (veronica americana) and the hedge woundwort (stachys sylvatica) can easily be found near rivers like Tuela, Sabor, Rabaçal, etc. Violet American speedwell Hedge woundwort
  7. 7.  Daffodils and orchids also prevalent Daffodils Orchids
  8. 8.  Most common trees: chestnut trees, pine trees, oak trees and birches. Oak trees Chestnut trees Pine trees Birches
  9. 9. FAUNA  Very rich and diversified, hosts around 250 species of vertebrates and many invertebrates.  70 mammal species, more than 160 bird species, exclusive and rare butterflies and fish, preserved species or species in risk of extinction, like the Iberian wolf or the golden-eagle, can be spotted in the Park. Buck Otter Rabbit Boar
  10. 10. Deer Iberian-lynx Iberian-wolf Hare Rock blackbird Golden-Eagle
  11. 11.  Exclusive and rare butterflies in the Park Lycaena virgaureae Brenthis Daphne Boloria Dia Aphantopus hyperantum
  12. 12. The students: Fernando Madureira Maria Inês Santos Agrupamento de Escolas Miguel Torga Bragança Portugal

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