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Plants

In the Alsatian plain, many species of deciduous trees grow: beech, chestnut, oak, maple, lime and poplar.

Alsace LandscapeAlsace LandscapePhoto:CTHOE CC 4.0no changes made

In the floodplains of the Rhine, the wet Ill Wald is situated, with about 110 tree species.

Animals

Alsace StorksAlsace StorksPhoto: Thomas Bresson CC 2,0 no changes made

The stork is the symbol of Alsace. After the number of these migratory birds, which spend the winter in Africa, fell drastically, measures were taken to restore the population. Since the 1980s, the population of storks has increased again.

The hoopoe lives mainly in the many vineyards, but spends the winter in sub-Saharan Africa.

Fallow Deer AlsaceFallow Deer AlsacePhoto: 4028mdk09 CC 3.0 no changes made

The Ried de I'll is a protected bird area, with 52 species, including the marsh owl. It is also home to a wild population of fallow deer, the largest in Europe with 300 specimens. The Ried was declared an 'area of outstanding scientific value' by the World Wildlife Fund in 1962.

The Forêt d'Offendorf is home to rare animals such as the tree lizard, European kingfisher and Daubenton's bat.

Sources

Dominicus, J. / Vogezen, Elzas
Gottmer

Elzas, Vogezen, Champagne
Michelin

Graaf, G. de / Vogezen en Elzas
ANWB

Schuppen, S. van / Vogezen, Elzas en Lotharingen
ANWB

Tschirner, S. / Elzas, Vogezen
ANWB

Wikipedia

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated January 2023
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