The Třeboňsko UNESCO biosphere reserve and protected landscape area is not a natural, undisturbed region, but a territory which has been intensively adapted and formed by human activity since medieval times. The natural landscape was mainly transformed by construction of fishponds and artificial watercourses from the 12th to the 16th century. They retained its function, despite later changes in agriculture, till modern times.Excursion
We will see characteristic features of local landscape during our walk into surroundings of Třeboň on Saturday afternoon.
Starting at the historical farmhouse Obora, nowadays horse-breeding farm, we will continue around one small pond system with typical flora and fauna. This pond system is connected to so called “Golden Canal” (artificial canal built 1508-1518) supplying great part of the fishponds in the whole Třeboň basin with water.
On the dam of Velké Stavidlo pond, we will find one of more than 200 protected monument trees in the territory of Třeboňsko biosphere reserve. This oak tree has perimeter of nearly 7m.
Next, we will stop at small sandpit near Branná. This small and isolated locality with oligotrophic water is one of a few places, which are used by the Collection of aquatic and wetland plants at the Institute of Botany for rescue cultivation of rare plants.
Finally we will reach the nature monument Branské doubí. In this 1km2 mosaic of meadows and mixed forests are hidden tens of large oak trees. Than we will contitue back to horse farm and by bus to Třeboň. Tireless participants will have an opportunity to walk over the dams of Opatický and Svět ponds back to Třeboň.