Exploring the Goreljek Peat-Bog Nature trail.
The minibus takes us through the picturesque villages of the upper Bohinj valley, over Koprivnik and Gorjuše villages, to Mrzli studenec on the Pokljuka plateau. Swamps (“barje”) on the Pokljuka plateau lie on the most southern side in entire Europe, and they are still preserved and included in the Natura 2000 system.
Triglav National Park guide takes us to Goreljek swamp. The forests mostly include pine tree, there are also various kinds of herbs, which are typical of pine forests: One-flowered Wintergreen (Moneses uniflora), Heart-leaved Twayblade (Listera cordata), Greater Wood Rush (Luzula sylvatica), Alpine Coltsfoot (Homogyne alpina), Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), Cranberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea), May Lily (Maianthemum bifolium), Common Wood Sorrel (Oxalis acetosella) and various types of moos.
Various kinds of mushrooms also grow in the shadow side of undergrowth. The continuing line of forests is sometimes broken off by swamp surfaces. Due to different ecological factors, the swamps provide the environment for a special kind of plants – these are different kinds of moos and we can also notice the Round Leaf Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia), Bog-Rosemary (Andromeda polifolia), sheated Cotton Grass (Eriophorum vaginatum), Cranberry (Oxycoccus palustris), Bog Blueberry (Vaccinium uliginosum) and many more.
We return to the valley by minibus (prior reservation required).