Park San Rossore
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Water, which is the prevailing element
in the Park, is the real key to
comprehension of the area: bogs,
ponds, ditches, swamps and channels
interlace the woods of deciduous and
Mediterranean trees, creating a
magnificent variety of habitats which,
in turn, attract an abundance of
different species of animals.
Wild birds are plentiful: Lake
Massaciuccoli hosts over 200 species
of permanent, migratory and nesting
birds, such as herons, egrets, wild
ducks, moor buzrards and stilt plovers.
The fauna resident in the Park includes
great quantities of fallow deer and
wild boars, particularly in San Rossore
and Tombolo, as weil as other
mammals such the fox, hedgehog,
dormouse, badger and squirrel.
The flora to he found in the Park is
particularly interesting and includes
many rare botanical species like the
sun-dew (a small carnivorous plant),
the periploca (an extremely rare
liana), the marsh orchid, the pink
hibiscus and the royal or Florida fern.