Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park

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Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park
Parcul Natural Dumbrava Sibiului
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Muzeul satului sibiu lac.JPG
Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park (lake)
Map showing the location of Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park
Map showing the location of Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park
Location within Romania
Location Actual Sibiu county CoA.png Sibiu County
 Romania
Nearest city Sibiu
Coordinates 45°44′46″N 24°05′56″E / 45.746°N 24.099°E / 45.746; 24.099Coordinates: 45°44′46″N 24°05′56″E / 45.746°N 24.099°E / 45.746; 24.099[1]
Area 993 hectares (2,450 acres)[2]
Established 2000

The Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park (Romanian: Parcul Natural Dumbrava Sibiului) (natural park category V IUCN) is a protected area situated in central Romania, in Sibiu County, in administrative territory of Sibiu town.[3]

Description[edit]

Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park was declared a natural protected area by Law Number 5, of March 6, 2000.[4] It consists of a forest area (Dumbrava Forest) crossed by the Trinkbach River, forming on its course three anthropic-type lakes.[5][clarification needed]

The natural park was a favoured promenade location for inhabitants of Sibiu as early as the 18th century. It is known nowadays for the ASTRA National Museum Complex. The tram line connecting Sibiu with Rasinari can also be seen from there. The Municipal Cemetery, opened in 1907, is located on the south side of the park's woods.[6]

Flora and fauna[edit]

Vegetation of forest[edit]

Silene dioica

Species of trees: English oak (Quercus robur), Sessile Oak (Qercus petraea), European hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), Elm (Ulmus), Field Maple (Acer campestre), European Beech (Fagus sylvatica), linden (Tilia), Pine (Pinus);

Species of shrubs: common hawthorn, Common Privet (Ligustrum vulgare), dog rose (Rosa canina), Alder Buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula), blackthorn (Prunus spinosa).

Species of grass: great willowherb (Epilobium hirstum), wall letuce (Lactuca muralis), red campion (Melandium rubrum), autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale).[7]

Fauna[edit]

Species of mammals: roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), fox (Vulpes vulpes), wild boar (Sus scrofa), squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis);

Species of birds: sparrow (in family Emberizidae), Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius), woodpeacker (family Picidae), Blackbird (Turdus merula), Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur), Common Raven (Corvus corax), Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus).[8]

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