Natural life


Today, the mountains of Serra da Aboboreira are part of the administrative territory of three regions: Amarante, Baião and Marco de Canaveses. Its height reaches above 700 metres. The climate is temperate and cold and the granite geology is continuous. Includes zones with a wavy relief pattern in sloped plateaus, which become more prevalent the closer you get to where the region’s main watercourses originate.

Open spaces with small-grown vegetation are predominant, particularly in the flat areas. The bushes and grassy meadows prevail, perpetuated by fires and pasturage. The granite domes and blocs are also a common sight in the landscape. From a biodiversity standpoint, the fauna is abundant, particularly concerning birds of prey, as well as in the peat bog found on the watercourses. On the slopes of the mountains, the spontaneous regeneration of the oak woodlands can be vigorous at times. altitude of 970 m above sea level.

in. Serra da Aboboreira, heritage, nature and landscape, AMBT

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