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Flora and fauna

The Monte Corno Nature Park features the richest flora and fauna of all nature parks in South Tyrol.

The terrain of the area around Mt. Corno is geologically made up of two different types of rocks: the bright dolomitic limestone and the brownish quartz porphyry. Also the 1,781 m high Monte Corno itself consists of quartz porphyry. Due to its geographical position and the sub-Mediterranean climate, the nature park features an impressive flora and fauna. If you are lucky you might spot the fire salamander or the badger, the edible dormouse or the wood mouse, the woodpecker or the hoopoe.

In higher altitudes live the common raven and the mountain hare, both perfectly adapted to the mountains. Also the flora is interesting - you can admire fire lilies, sundews, a carnivorous plant, as well as different species of orchids and anemones. The slopes of the so-called King Meadow (Prato del Re, or Königswiese) and Mt. Cislon are characterised by beeches and firs. In altitudes of more than 1,000 a.s.l., however, the beeches are replaced by spruces, larches and mountain ashes.

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