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A sparkling nature - The richness of the vegetation and the variety of the blossoming are one of the major attractions of the Park. In the lower Val Grande predominates the mixed deciduous woods prevailing the chestnut trees. The beech is the most widespread arboreal species in the high Val Grande, mainly found in the moist and shady slopes, but also in the southern slopes as a consequence of the high quantity of rain in this zone.To the beech woods we can add a limited quantity of coniferous woods, in which main kinds are the spruce fir and silver fir. The larch is scarce because of the climate and of the cuttings made in the last centuries. Going up in altitude, rapid is the substitution of the woods by the alpine prairies and shrubs.The most interesting and rare kinds are certainly the aquilegia and the "Alpine" tulip.
The fauna - Among the mammals, the ungulates are well represented with the presence of chamois, roe-deer and at least sporadically, the deer. In the lower altitudes we can find the fox, and we can certainly find the badger, marten, beech-marten,hedgehog, dormouse and squirrel. We must not forget the micromammals like the wild mice, voles and shrews that represent important ring in the food chain of the woods. The avifauna is very rich with mountain and Alpine species that meet each other in the different environments. It is important to note the presence of the black grouse, dipper and the golden eagle. The trout enjoys its ideal habitat thanks to the pureness of the water. There are also amphibians like the common frog and the salamander, and among the reptiles the frightening vipers.
At Val Grande, there is tourist accommodation available in hotels, farm holiday, farmhouse, residence self-catering accommodation, mountain chalets, b&b, rooms for rent, holiday homes, camp sites and tourist villages.