Simeto Oasis Nature Reserve

Simeto Oasis Nature Reserve

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 SS114 orientale sicula - Catania (CT)

Simeto Oriented Nature Reserve, located south of the city of Catania, affects the vicinity of the mouth of the Simeto river, the most important Sicilian river. Inside there is the Torre Allegra multifunctional center with an educational and exhibition room.
The Simeto oasis is extremely important for the ecosystem as it represents one of the stops in the routes of many migratory birds. You can admire birds such as the fighter, the redshank and the knight of Italy. In the areas of the lakes herons, wild geese, ducks and lapwings. The oasis has also become home for the Caretta Caretta turtle. It has a thick vegetation of marsh reeds, tamarisk and olive trees. Along the dunes that flank the sandy coasts, a vegetation of matting joints, narrow-leaved bones, common willows and common limonium grows. There are also pine and eucalyptus groves.

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