Warm and Dry Biotopes

The southernmost parts of the Hádecké planinky plains, the Hády slopes and the forest-free enclaves above the Říčky valley are characteristic for the occurrence of thermophilous species. Within the islands ofthermophilous oak forests, the tree and shrub layer is composed of turkey oak (Quercus cerris), white or pubescent oak (Quercus pubescens) and bladdernut (Staphylea pinnata). In the herb layer we can find pasque flower (Pulsatilla grandis), dwarf iris (Iris pumilla), and the critically-endangered Echium maculatum. The exposed rocks at Hornek and Lysá hora are the habitat for the rare gastropod Zebrina detrita and the well-known praying mantis (Mantis religiosa). Many spider species also live here, making Hády one of the most important arachnidan sites in the Czech Republic. New species such as the spider Heterotrichoncus pusillus and the ground spider Zelotes aurantiacus were first discovered here. From more than 1700 butterfly species found on the Hády slopes (on an area of less than 1 km²) around 20 species are at the northern boundary of their range. In the forest glades above the Říčky valley we can still find a strong population of clouded apollo (Parnassius mnemosyne).

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