Habitat Heather pine forest



Einen Einblick über das Tun und Wirken von Terraviva vermitteln Ihnen die aktuellen und abgeschlossenen Projekte.


The evergreen heather, also named spring heath, blooms already in fall. As soon as the snow disappears in spring, many little flowers shine from the slopes of the Rhine Gorge. Thanks to their early blooming period, they are an important food source for bees.

Scotch Pine

The modest Scotch pine colonizes sites where spruce, fir and beech have no chance. In the Rhine Gorge, for example, it colonizes extremely dry, south-facing steep slopes. Scotch pines can live up to 500 years. At 100 years old, they produce around 1600 cones a year with hundreds of seeds, which are willingly become eaten by birds and rodents.


The white sedge belongs to the family of sedges and grows preferably in the dappled shade of the scotch pines. The shaggy looking grass grows male and female spikelet. After the bloom, they form seed vessels that stick to the ends of the spikelet like little pearls.

Quelle: Broschüre “Die Wälder des Naturdenkmals Ruinaulta”, “Lebensräume der Schweiz”