The Appennine Wildlife and the “City of Tricolor”

Emilia Romagna is a hospitable land: there is always a good reason to visit it. Locanda Le Due Querce is the ideal starting point for discovering this region. The hotel, nestled in a forest of pines and oaks, offers the utmost relaxation and, thanks to its strategic location, allows you to visit many cities of historical and cultural interest.

The International Ornithological Exposition “Tricolor City”

The growing fauna populates emilian hills and mountains: deers, roebucks, wild boars and birds thrive in these areas. A heritage to be admired and safeguarded. From the 24th to the 26th of November, at the Exhibition Center of Reggio Emilia, in Via Filangieri 15, the 78th Edition of the Ornithology and Colombophilia fair takes place. A true triumph of colors and chirping.

Le-due-querce-volatili2017There will be nearly 130,000 birds from local species to the most exotic and rare species, while 150 will be the stands where to buy feed and equipment or ask for advice from veterinarians. Between a stand and the other one you can stand in the gastronomic square where local typical products are being sold.

The exhibition opens on November 24 (14: 30-19) and continues on 25 (8-19) and 26 November (8-16). The entrance fee is 10,00 Euro, reduced for children under 15 and free admission for children up to 10 years.

 

Discovering the Apennine Wildlife

Those who love hiking and getting in touch with nature will experience an exciting experience walking through the regional mountains. You can easily see ungulates such as roe deer, fallow deer and wild boar, less frequent but not impossible the encounters with wolves and deer. Although in a very limited number, on the Appennino Reggiano, there are also specimens of mouflon. The hills and the Emilian woods have not always been so populated. Until the Second World War, the territory was almost uninhabited, then urbanization favored the process of nature retrieval and the return (spontaneous and induced) of animals that, having a wild habitat, played in quantity.

Among the most sought-after species are the roe deer, distributed throughout the stretch from Piacenza to Rimini and the deers divided into three macro hills between Emilia Romagna and Tuscany. Noteworthy are the deer of the Mesola Natural Reserve of Gran Bosco. They are the only native nucleus of Italy. But watch out, be cautious about approaching it because it is a disorder-sensitive species. Often, hikers and mushroom pickers adversely affect the rhythms and shifts of deer.