Site naturel préservé de l'Île à Gaston



The island of Ousson or the island to Gaston (of the name of his owner in the 1930s) is a site protected of 70ha in edge of the Loire. Today protected, this former island offers varied landscapes, wet meadow in the dry lawn on sand, circles buissonnants in the dense and bushy forest and the swamps to the farmlands. The alluvial afforestations are formed of about 350 botanical species. The island shelters also more than 100 species of birds and 18 of the mammals among which the beaver and the bat. The site is the property of the Academy of the Natural heritage of the Centre region today which assures the protection and opening the public.

: Châtillon-sur-Loire

Forest, Loire islands and sandbanks, River

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Site naturel préservé de l'Île à Gaston

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