The Schweinebruch Bog is
located on the edge of the lowlands of the small river Lachte in the natural area Weser-Aller lowlands (Atlantic region). The site is characterised by sand and gravel deposits topped by a thin
layer of peat.
The western part is dominated
by pastures and meadows, intersected by several temporary flooded alder woodlands. There is a large woodland in the East with a high proportion of semi-natural ancient deciduous woodland. Two
becks cross the site and there are several ditches.
The flora of the site
includes many rare and endangered species. It is also an important breeding area for birds of prey and other large bird species (cranes Grus grus and
black stork Ciconia
We will create 20 new small
ponds to bolster the existing tree frog population and to allow the repopulation of neighbouring areas.
contact: City of Celle, NABU branch Celle
Size: 636 ha
Photos: Dr. Markus Richter, NABU Lower Saxony