Surrounded by dense copses, oaks, black locust trees, black poplars and birches, there is an open gravel pit just below Huttingen at Blansiner Grien. Since the extraction of gravel was stopped, various woody plants have developed both on the slope and on areas where soil has developed. An exciting dry vegetation grows as it used to be found in the dry gravel banks of the branched Upper Rhine. For example, horned clover thrives on the dry grasslands and some herbs such as cypress spurge, viper's bugloss and Rhenish knapweed grow between shrubs of purple willow on the open gravel areas. To the west of the road and right next to the pit, a large meadow interspersed with poplars is regularly mown and thus kept clear. Here, similar to the nearby Totengrien, a species-rich rough grassland can develop. In the meantime, the Huttinger gravel pit has been given the status of a nature reserve because of its biodiversity and the varied habitats it offers over an area of about 30 hectares erhalten.
Meals can only be taken out of the rucksack on the way. However, there are various shops and restaurants in Efringen-Kirchen.
Other greenbelt sites in the vicinity
Excursion with animals, Excursion with children, Walk
Food must be brought along
Cultural landscape / meadows, Insects, Reptiles, Specific fauna
Buggies, Families, Groups (< 10 persons), Groups (> 10 persons), Pets, School classes, Walkers, Wheelchair
Travelling by public transport is complicated. Arrival by car is therefore recommended. Parking spaces are available just after the motorway subway, only a few hundred metres from the gravel group.
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