Percurso da Serra Amarela

NAME OF INTEREST - Small peat bog

CONCEPT - Natural Heritage

Peat bogs are generally composed of a mosaic of highly diverse hygrophilous and hydrophilous vegetation. In this case, as the complex is relatively small, not all the typical habitats are present. Even so, this small humid area has a patchwork of humid gorse heath (4020pt1), turfous gorse heath (4010), peat substrate (7150) and standing water (3130pt2).
The most common species present are cross-leaved heath (Erica tetralix), heather (Erica ciliaris), dwarf gorse (Ulex minor), heath rush (Juncus squarrosus), roundleaf sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) and the sphagnum (Sphagnum sp. pl.). Fauna is characterised by the diversity of amphibians, such as the fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra), Iberian newt (Triturus boscai) and the natterjack toad (Bufo calamita).