Gulstav Bog

The Danish Nature Agency Funen and The Danish Bird Protection Foundation


Gulstav Bog has 3 areas: Bunksbanke, Gulstav and Ørnehøj.

Here you can read about


BUNKSBANKE

Bunkbanke is situated in the Natura-2000 area, The South Funen Archipelago, in the western part of Keldsnor on southern Langeland. The project area comprises a hollow by Bunkbanke (16 m), and is part of Keldsnor, which is a large open coastal lagoon (1150).

The area includes bogs, meadows, reeds, thicket and a few smaller areas of tall trees. The area is extensively grazed throughout the year, yet it appears overgrown by, amongst other plants, Juncus effusus.

The project area is a paragraph 3 preserved, wet transitional alkaline fen. The lowest part is flooded annually by water from Keldsnor. The area still contains vegetation common to alkaline fens.

The Danish Nature Agency owns the project area which is a lesser part of Gulstav, also owned by the agency.

Objective
The project intends to protect, restore and maintain 1-1.7 ha alkaline fens (7230). The project will simultaneously fulfill the objective of the Danish Nature Agency by preserving alkaline fens with Dactylorhiza and other rare species of plants. The area must be kept light to secure favourable conditions for low-growing species such as Dactylorhiza and sedges which characterize alkaline fens.
The project will also benefit the resting Anatinae, the Gallinago gallinago and the Tringa.
Actions
The project entails cutting down tall trees, clearing regrowth and possibly cutting grass and finally cattle grazing the area throughout the year.

Please note, that birds are ringed by DOF-Funen/ Keldsnor Bird Station. Both have conducted CITES-ringing in the area for a number of years. The exact extent of felling and clearing must be agreed upon with the bird station to ensure the ringing remains unaffected by the clearing.
Restoration of a small waterhole is proposed.

The paths in the area are proposed rerouted in order to move traffic to a less swampy area further from the meadow.

All actions will take place within the Danish Nature Agency’s area

FACTS

Number of ha: 1.7
Number of land owners: 1
Mapped habitat types: 1.7 ha. – meadow, bog, pasture.
Project owner: The Danish Nature Agency Funen

Contact
The Danish Nature Agency Funen
Annita Svendsen                
Tel +45 72 54 35 44
ansve@nst.dk

Natura 2000-area 
Natura 2000-area no. 127
Habitat area H 111


GULSTAV

The project area Gulstav Bog (Danish: Gulstav Mose) is found on the southern tip of the island of Langeland in the Natura 2000 area known as The South Funen Archipelago. Gulstav Bog is a 7 ha calcareous fen (7210) enclosed by semi-natural dry grasslands on calcareous substrates (6210) and thicket. The bog itself is a bird sanctuary, purchased by The Danish Bird Protection Foundation in 1971. There was a failed attempt at draining Gulstav Bog in 1962-63. However, the water level of the bog was successfully raised in 1997 resulting in the formation of the lake found in an area belonging to The Danish Nature Agency. The bog is part of an area grazed by Exmoor ponies, and the animals pass through it when moving back and forth between their preferred grazing spots north and south of the bog. The ponies graze the rim of the bog in particular. This area is marked by the passing and intensive grazing of the horses, while the moist areas of the bog which are covered in reeds and calcareous fens are grazed very little. The western section of the bog is overgrown by willow. Some lesser areas with vegetation specific to alkaline fens (7230) are still found in Gulstav Bog, and the area is home to a decent population of Dactylorhiza majalis and a reasonable population of Platanthera chlorantha. In 2010 Neottia ovate was discovered in the area. The Fauna of Gulstav Bog counts Triturus cristatus (1166), Triturus vulgaris, Rana esculenta, Rana dalmatina and Rana arvalis. Breeding birds relavant for the area are Botaurus stellaris, Circus aeruginosus, Porzana porzana, Sterna hirundo and Lanius collurio. Objective The project must protect, restore and maintain 0.5-1.5 ha alkaline fens (7230). The botanical incentive, particularly aimed at preserving alkaline fens and species such as Dactylorhiza and other rare plants, must be held in consideration with the bird sanctuary which is the focal point of The Danish Bird Protection Foundation. Actions The project entails clearing trees, possibly supplemented by cutting grass, followed by extensive grazing. All actions will be carried out in the areas belonging to The Danish Nature Agency and The Danish Bird Protection Foundation.

FACTS

Number of ha: 10.1
Number of land owners: 2
Mapped habitat types: 9.8 ha. – meadow, bog, pasture

Contact
The Danish Bird Protection Foundation
Søren ring
Tel +45 33 22 38 17
soren.ring@dof.dk
The Danish Nature Agency Funen
Annita Svendsen                
Tel +45 72 54 35 44
ansve@nst.dk

Natura 2000-area 
Natura 2000-area no. 127
Habitat area H 111
Bird protection area F 72