July 15, 2018

THE ABUNDANCE OF HUMMOCKY MEADOWS

Guided botanical tour to Vogar

Route description

On the north side of the Lake Bohinj, there is a steep ridge and every visitor that comes to Bohinj can notice Vogar mountain very quickly since it lies on the most eastern side of the ridge. Vogar is very popular due to its alpine hut and beautiful view, it is also a great starting point for the paragliders who start their flights towards the meadows along the lake.

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A well-marked steep path leads to Vogar from Stara Fužina village, however, we will rather walk along a narrow unmarked path over the Planica meadows. Here we can find Auricula (Primula auricula), Sternberg’s Pink (Dianthus sternbergii). Hop Hornbeam forest grows right next to the monument that is located on the belvedere, and we can also find Serviceberry (Amelanchier ovalis), Whitebeam (Sorbus aria), Twiggy Broom (Genista radiata) and Carniolan Lily (Lilium carniolicum).

On the top of Vogar pasture, the land is more plateau-like with typical humpy meadows that emerged due to glaciers and karst factors. The plants are typical for dry alpine meadows: during the spring the flowers are Spring Gentian (Gentiana verna), Clusius’ Gentian (Gentiana clusii), Globe Flower (Trollius europaesus), Oxlip (Primula elatior), later during the season, we can find the Carniolan Lily (Lilium carniolicum), Turk’s Cap Lily (Lilium martagon), Pink (Dianthus sp.), Rose-Pink Hogweed (Heracleum austriacum), White Orchid (Orchidaceae), Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulnearia) and Arnica (Arnica montana). After an optional lunch at the alpine hut, we return to the valley along the marked path.

OVERVIEW

  • Starting point: Bohinj TNP Centre, Stara Fužina
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Equipment: trekking shoes and clothes, rucksack, sun and tick protection, refreshing drink

Price:

  • Price: 12,00 €/person
  • Children under the age of 14 years old FREE of charge
  • Included in the price: a guide

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Organizer:

  • Turizem Bohinj

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