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Favara and Granza forest

Man and nature together: woods, wheat, pastures and lianas

Favara and Granza forest

Favara and Granza forest (photo esplorasicilia.com)
Favara and Granza forest (photo esplorasicilia.com)
Landscape (photo esplorasicilia.com)
Landscape (photo esplorasicilia.com)
Inside the forest (photo esplorasicilia.com)
Inside the forest (photo esplorasicilia.com)

A real paradise where they grow undisturbed oaks, oaks and oaks and, above all, suggestive secular cork trees among which those of Bosco Granza.
The outer areas of the reserve are characterized by the presence of ampelodesma, Mediterranean ferula and Mediterranean asphodel; then we find brooms, cistus, prugnoli and hawthorns.
The two woods (Granza and Favara) extend over the mountains of Cozzo Boves, Monte Roccellitto and Pizzo Conca.
In some places the vegetation is so intricate, with lianose plants and rich in thorns, to prevent access.

Another environment in the reserve is the small lake Bomes, located at 865 m s.l.m. on the homonymous cozzo: it is a small depression of the soil that collects the waters of the surrounding hills. It is not a real lake, but falls into the category of temporary ponds, in fact it fills with the autumn rains of a thin layer of water, to return completely dry in late spring or summer.
The highest peaks (Cozzo Bomes, 1,073 m s.l.m., Monte Roccellito, 1,145 m above sea level and Pizzo Conca, 1.002 m s.l.m.) are formed by rocks whose surfaces have fossilized, undulations similar to those of the sandy seabed.
Therefore, the whole area has a low permeability, for which a dense network of streams and watercourses has developed that characterize the landscape and cross it in more or less extensive valleys, then flowing into the Fiumetorto and the Imera rivers.
As for the fauna, the forest of Favara houses the delicious codibugnolo of Sicily, tits, blackbirds, nightingales, hoopoes, jays, foxes, porcupines, martens ...
Unfailing, as always, the crops of the farmers and the pastures that make the landscape deeply bucolic.

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