Gaulschlucht gorge Lana
Fascinating, bizarre and wild, and particularly pleasant in the summer months since the climate is humid cool and promotes biodiversity. The gorge winds into the valley, it starts innocuously at the bridge that leads over the Valsura river in Oberlana. The foot path is secured with hand rails and surrounded on both sides by rocks of quartz porphyry, gneiss and granite that are competing in height with spruce, maple, ash and beech trees. We encounter hazel bushes and various species of meadow, fern, grass, moss and flowers on our walk. Tunnels, rope bridges and a waterfall at the end of the gorge: once you are immersed in these trees and bushes you don't cease to be amazed!
In 2004 the Gaulschlucht gorge became a Natura 2000 protected area. Natura 2000's aim is to ensure the long-term survival of diverse habitats and species. Amongst these species are birds and water animals, the bat and the beautiful fire salamander, which, contrary to popular belief, is not poisonous.
A trip to the Gaulschlucht gorge is pleasant whatever the season and takes about half an hour or more, depending on how entranced you are by your surroundings...

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The Gaul Gorge in Oberlana, is a promenade that follows the roaring course of the Falschauer through rugged rock walls of quartz porphyry, gneiss and granite.

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Species profile: Bat

Scientific name:
Habitat: worldwide, about 1,000 species
Flight speed: up to 40 mph
Size: 30–140 mm
Weight: 2–200 g
Lifespan: 10–30 years
Nutrition: insects
Natural predators: cats, birds of prey, owls
Unique characteristics: the only mammal that can fly
Species found in the Gaulschlucht gorge: lesser mouse-eared bat, greater mouse-eared bat, lesser horseshoe bat, greater horseshoe bat
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