Nature reserve Långnäsudden
Långnäsudden nature reserve is located 5 km southwest of Bergvik and covers 37 hectares of forest land.
If you follow the path into the reserve, you will soon come to a mixed forest with tall trees. Feel free to stop and listen to the rustling of the leaves in the large aspens.
In this environment, mushrooms grow that need forests that have not been felled for a long time, such as the shaggy mushroom, the yellow shaggy mushroom and the emperor mushroom. Aspen feather moss and other rare species of wood fungi and mosses have also been found.
Plenty of herbs and ferns
The soil in Långnäsudden is rich in nutrients. This favours the grove-like flora and means that there are plenty of herbs, grasses and ferns in the forest.
Deciduous trees are dominated by aspen, but birch, hazel and noble deciduous trees such as maple, ash and lime also grow in the reserve.
Traces of the shepherd's hut
A farmhouse has previously existed in the area. What remains of the Långnäs sheep farm today is a cabin that is not part of the reserve.
Traces of the shepherd's hut are foundation stones from a barn and remains of a barn. And of course the deciduous forest that has grown up on what used to be meadows and pastures.
Animals in Långnäsudden
You can see many dead trees in various stages of decomposition. The dead wood is important for insects, lichens and mosses and helps many birds to thrive in the reserve.
Chances are you'll hear a woodpecker drumming or the clear tones of the lesser flycatcher. Most of our woodpecker species nest here.
Yellow thorn fungus in mixed coniferous forest
Aspen feather moss is unusual in today's Swedish forest landscape. In this reserve, however, the moss grows on the trunks of aspen and noble deciduous trees. Yellow thorn fungus can be found in older mixed coniferous forests.