Flora and Fauna in the Urseetal

A complete  register of the species variety in the Urseetal and the natural reserve Ursee does not exist. There is a long catalog of references at the site of Landesamtes für Naturschutz (LUBW), but the references therein a not very up-to-date. Without the time-consuming surveying and mapping by professional botanist and zoologist any efforts are only piecemeal. For this reason the restrict  our presentation to own observations. Reports are mostly via photos. Which treasures the Urseetal harbors, will be glanced only in sections. Remarkably, we found a plethora of butterflies, where we could document at least 50 differen species. Orchids as well, we found in particular abundance at several sites,

At the site of LUBW we found a list of known Species in the natural reserve which we cite here: The more red, the more endangered. (no warranty)

Reptiles:

Anguis fragilis (Blindschleiche); Coronella austriaca (Schlingnatter); Lacerta vivipara (Waldeidechse); Vipera berus (Kreuzotter); Natrix natrix (Ringelnatter)

Birds

Lanius collurio (Neuntöter); Saxicola rubetra (Braunkehlchen)

Amphibia

Bufo bufo (Erdkröte); Rana temporaria (Grasfrosch); Triturus alpestris (Bergmolch); Triturus helveticus (Fadenmolch)

Locusts

Mecostethus grossus Sumpfschrecke

Dragonflies

Aeshna cyanea (Blaugrüne Mosaikjungfer); Aeshna juncea (Torf-Mosaikjungfer); Lestes sponsa (Gemeine Binsenjungfer); Leucorrhinia dubia (Kleine Moosjungfer); Libellula quadrimaculata (Vierfleck); Somatochlora arctica (Arktische Smaragdlibelle); Somatochlora metallica (Glänzende Smaragdlibelle); Sympetrum flaveolum (Gefleckte Heidelibelle)

Vascular plants (tracheophytes) /ferns (pteridophyte plants)

Aconitum lycoctonum subsp. vulparia (Gelber Eisenhut); Aconitum napellus (Blauer Eisenhut); Andromeda polifolia (Rosmarinheide); Arnica montana (Berg-Wohlverleih); Calamagrostis canescens agg. (Artengruppe Sumpf-Reitgras); Carex canescens agg. (Artengruppe Grau-Segge); Carex echinata (Stern-Segge); Carex elata (Steife Segge); Carex lasiocarpa (Faden-Segge); Carex limosa (Schlamm-Segge); Carex nigra agg. (Artengruppe Braune Segge); Carex paniculata (Rispen-Segge); Carex pauciflora (Wenigblütige Segge); Carex pulicaris (Floh-Segge); Carex rostrata (Schnabel-Segge); Carlina acaulis (Stengellose Eberwurz); Centaurea montana (Berg-Flockenblume); Cicerbita alpina (Alpen-Milchlattich); Cicuta virosa (Wasserschierling); Cirsium rivulare (Bach-Kratzdistel); Danthonia decumbens (Dreizahn); Daphne mezereum (Kellerhals); Dianthus deltoides (Heide-Nelke); Digitalis grandiflora (Großblütiger Fingerhut); Drosera longifolia (Langblättriger Sonnentau); Drosera longifolia x rotundifolia (Bastard-Sonnentau); Drosera rotundifolia (Rundblättriger Sonnentau); Epilobium palustre (Sumpf-Weidenröschen); Equisetum fluviatile (Teich-Schachtelhalm); Eriophorum angustifolium (Schmalblättriges Wollgras); Eriophorum vaginatum (Moor-Wollgras); Galium uliginosum (Moor-Labkraut); Genista sagittalis (Flügel-Ginster); Jasione laevis (Ausdauernde Sandrapunzel); Juncus filiformis (Faden-Binse); Juncus squarrosus (Sparrige Binse); Lilium martagon (Türkenbund); Lycopodiella inundata (Sumpfbärlapp); Lycopodium annotinum (Sprossender Bärlapp); Menyanthes trifoliata (Fieberklee); Moneses uniflora (Einblütiges Wintergrün); Myriophyllum alterniflorum (Wechselblütiges Tausendblatt); Nardus stricta (Borstgras); Nuphar pumila (Kleine Teichrose); Nymphaea alba (Weiße Seerose); Parnassia palustris (Herzblatt); Peucedanum palustre (Sumpf-Haarstrang); Pinus mugo subsp. rotundata (Moor-Kiefer); Platanthera chlorantha (Berg-Waldhyazinthe); Polygala serpyllifolia (Quendel-Kreuzblume); Potentilla palustris (Blutauge); Ranunculus aconitifolius (Eisenhutblättriger Hahnenfuß); Rhinanthus angustifolius (Großer Klappertopf); Rhynchospora alba (Weiße Schnabelsimse); Scheuchzeria palustris (Blasenbinse); Thesium pyrenaicum (Wiesen-Leinblatt); Trichophorum cespitosum agg. (Artengruppe Rasenbinse); Trifolium aureum (Gold-Klee); Trollius europaeus subsp. europaeus (Trollblume, Nominatsippe); Utricularia minor agg. Artengruppe (Kleiner Wasserschlauch); Utricularia ochroleuca (Blaßgelber Wasserschlauch); Utricularia vulgaris agg. (Artengruppe Echter Wasserschlauch); Vaccinium oxycoccos agg. (Artengruppe Moosbeere); Vaccinium uliginosum (Gewöhnliche Moorbeere); Vaccinium vitis-idaea (Preiselbeere); Veronica scutellata (Schild-Ehrenpreis); Viola canina (Hunds-Veilchen); Viola palustris (Sumpf-Veilchen)

Moss

Aulacomnium palustre (Sumpfstreifensternmoos); Sphagnum fuscum (Braunes Torfmoos); Sphagnum magellanicum (Magellans Torfmoos); Sphagnum palustre (Sumpf-Torfmoos); Sphagnum recurvum (?); Sphagnum subsecundum (Einseitswendiges Torfmoos)

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