Swamp – wealth of the peat bog
Swamp is a unique peat bog which was formed in a cove on the south-eastern bank of Máchovo jezero (Lake Mácha).
What will you see or hear? If you hear a goat bleat, it might not be a goat, but a common snipe. It was for its bleating voice that is was once commonly called “a heaven goat”. And when a beautiful predator that can swiftly change the direction of flight sweeps over your head, maybe you’ve just met a marsh harrier – its flight is mostly accompanied by loud cry. Swamp is truly unique: there are more than 170 species of algae. Dozens of new species have been reported as part of the research that has been carried out since the beginning of the 20th century. The peat bog is home to critically endangered carnivorous plants (round-leaved sundew) and other flora (bog cranberry, dwarf white water lily, white beak-sedge). It provides refuge to endangered species of birds, e.g. great bittern, marsh harrier, common snipe, common kingfisher. The peat bogs are accessible only by marked trails – we recommend the Swamp Nature Trail with information boards. Swamp is protected as a national natural monument and is part of the Kokořín Region – Mácha’s Region Protected Landscape Area.
- Easily accessible