Ancient Mesola Wood in the Po Delta Park

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Wildlife and birding in the Po Delta dreamy wood. Mesola wood is a nature reserve on the Po Delta, not far from Ferrara (between Goro, Codicote and Mesola).

The Gran Bosco della Mesola covers an area of 1,058 hectares which represent the remains of a woodland complex, once much larger, which originated around the year 1000. The altitude ranges from – 1 to +3 m m.

At one time, the wood, being surrounded by marshes, was frequented by numerous bird species typical of the wetlands; the drastic reduction in fauna, caused by the drainage works, has been halted by the creation of a wetland area inside the wood, called Elciola, generally closed to the public, where duck species and herons find sanctuary. [ferraraterraeacqua.it]

The Delta region is a lonely and mysterious land of legends, traditions and swamps.








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Text: Wikipedia, ferraraterraeacqua.it
Images: Flickr