Flora and fauna

Beautiful mountain pastures and dense spruce forests characterise the high-altitude nature park of the Puez and Odle Groups.

The rich variety of local flora in the Puez-Odle Nature Park is outstanding and comprises the Putia spruce trees and the larch forests close to “Halsl”. However, Swiss stone pines can be found in the area around Mt. Sass de Putia, the highest peak of the Putia Group.

The vegetation of the mountain meadows and alpine pastures includes in spring the spring pasqueflower, the alpine snowbell and the Crocus, while during the summer months you can see Lamiaceae and Scrophulariaceae. In the higher regions, the edelweiss, the Alpine aster and the bellflower flourish. In the Puez-Odle Nature Park you can also admire the spotted gentian with its light colours as opposed to the blue gentian.

The golden eagle, the chamois, the European roe deer and the alpine marmot are representatives of the fauna in this protected area. The eagle owl - the largest owl in South Tyrol - has been observed several times in the Vallunga valley. And high up in the skies, the golden eagle circles…

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