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The Visitor Information and Welcome Center of Las Lagunas de Campotéjar-Salar Gordo de Molina de Segura invites you to discover the variety of plants of the Salar Gordo on Sunday, November 22 (19/11/2020)

All the people who visit this natural area of ??the municipality will have information about the botanical variety of the salt flats and the importance it has for the fauna of these environments. The Visitor Information and Reception Center of Las Lagunas de Campotéjar-Salar Gordo, in Molina de Segura, opens to the public on Sunday, November 22, at its usual hours, from 10:00 to 14:00.

For this day the municipal service proposes, to all those who visit this natural space, to take a tour in which they will be able to know the variety of plant species that make up the flora of the salt flats and their main ones. To make the visit more enriching, informative materials will be provided with which you will be able to recognize the main plant species that inhabit the salt marsh, as well as some of its main characteristics.

They will also have a map of the route marked around the lagoons.

For the little ones, materials will be given to identify the salt marsh plants and learn about the role they play for fauna.

In addition, from the information service, binoculars will be provided with which to observe the fauna that Las Lagunas de Campotéjar harbor. The plant species that are part of the protected area of ??the Salar Gordo are conditioned by several factors: the presence of salt in the soil in which they grow and the semi-arid climate of our Region.

In order to survive in these extreme conditions, they have developed different strategies, which makes these species very interesting organisms.

Some of these species are the soapy or scorpion soda (Arthrocnemum macrostachyum), the Suaeda vera, the salao (Atriplex halimus) or the taray (Tamaris sp.).

An important species in the Lagoons is the reed (Phragmites australis), since the reed beds are particularly important in this natural space, as they are a place of refuge, food and a breeding area for birds.During this opening day, the people who visit this space will be able to discover the main species of birds that use the reed beds as a home. On this new day, the Councilor for the Environment, Mariano Vicente Albaladejo, wants to "invite all the residents of Molina de Segura to learn about the unique characteristics of this ecosystem and the importance of its conservation for the maintenance of fauna, as well how to highlight the conservation work that the Department of the Environment has been carrying out and that has made the natural area of ??Las Lagunas de Campotéjar - Salar Gordo a wetland of international importance "

Source: Ayuntamiento de Molina de Segura

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