The 7th bulletin “Iz tršce” is out
The new edition of ‘Iz tršce’ newsletter is here! Today, the postmen brought it to the mailboxes of all the households in the municipality of Cerknica. For everyone else who who may be interested in the news from the Lake Cerknica, the bulletin is available at the link below!
Translations of the photo subtitles:
|We wonder where »the little police owl« is right now. Remember, the Eurasian scops owl whose life was saved by the Cerknica policeman?
If she managed to survive and make the long journey, she now enjoys the warmth of the sun somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa. (Photo: Ljubo Vukelič)
|The cunning heron escaped us for the third time in a row, although the male with the sound of blowing into an empty bottle sounded quite close. Since it only nests on Lake Cerknica, as far as Slovenia is concerned, we would like to equip it with a satellite device to unravel the mystery of where and when it moves. (Photo: Alen Ploj)
|Due to land overgrowing, the occurrence of wild orchids in the park area is greatly reduced. The photo shows an Autumn Lady’s Tresses, which in Slovenia is listed as a vulnerable species on the red list of endangered species. (Photo: Tine Schein)|
|Field workers in the park cut and trimmed the beech that obscured the view from the Stolp observatory. Part of the beech stalk was intentionally left there for the long-horned beetle. This beetle, which is an endangered species, digs a hole in the trunk to develop eggs. (Photo: Vika Zabukovec)||This year, already early in the Spring, Cerknica fishermen have rescued fish as many as five times. In the Summer, fish rescue actions are common, but this year there was none at all since there was still plenty of water in the lake. Hats off, heroes! (Photo: Tine Šubic)||The Pocin’s clearing has also been mowed. It is a cleared woodland on a forest hill above the lake, where in a sinkhole filled with water the Italian crested newts are living. Photo: Izak Hribar Meden)|
|Lake Cerknica is becoming an increasingly popular nesting place for corncrakes. We have been counting and enumerating them for 25 years with the help of the locals. This year we have already listed 103 of them, which is wonderful and means that the lake is not too affected by intensive agriculture and that the park is a good nature preserver. (Photo: Tomaž Jančar)||Our technical staff removed a lot of the stubborn overgrowth and bushes in the area of Lake Cerknica. Due to the terrain, which is inaccessible for mechanization, large works had to be done manually. This is how they restored 5 hectares of habitats for two increasingly rare birds on the lake – Barred Warbler and the corncrake. (Photo: Izak Hribar Meden)||The Notranjska Park carefully monitors what is happening with the vegetation on Lake Cerknica after the restoration of the former meander of Stržen. (Photo: Jošt Stergaršek)|
|This year, due to the extremely rainy summer, we were not able to complete the renaturation of Stržen watercourse, to which we are returning its original shape, more favorable for the plant and animal life. The works will continue in the Summer of 2021. (Photo: Izak Hribar Meden)|
In the 12-page newsletter you will find:
- overview of events, activities and the most beautiful moments of the last 6 months in our park
- interview with one of the traffic wardens who has really gotten on nerves of some of the visitors and locals during this Summer’s season
- how do some locals experience the cooperation with our park
- how do we navigate between tourism and environmental protection
- how many visitors visited Lake Cerknica this year
- when will the road Dolenje Jezero – Otok be asphalted
- is Cerknica with the increasing number of tourist likely to become the new Bled?
- why was there so much water on the Cerknica field this summer?
- crossword puzzle
- a moment for a poetic romantic story about the origin of Lake Cerknica
The newsletter »Iz tršce« has been published since the end of 2017 and is part of our LIFE Stržen nature conservation project. Its purpose is to bring our team, work, activities, thoughts and plans closer to the locals and visitors of our park.
You are cordially invited to read “Iz tršce” bulletin!