Valkmusa National Park

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Valkmusa National Park (Valkmusan kansallispuisto,
Valkmusa nationalpark
)
Protected area
Valkmusan suolahde.jpg
A spring in Valkmusa National Park
Country Finland
Region Kymenlaakso
Location Pyhtää, Kotka
 - coordinates 60°34′N 026°44′E / 60.567°N 26.733°E / 60.567; 26.733Coordinates: 60°34′N 026°44′E / 60.567°N 26.733°E / 60.567; 26.733
Area 17 km2 (7 sq mi)
Established 1996
Management Metsähallitus
Visitation 7,000 (2009[1])
IUCN category II - National Park
Valkmusa National Park is located in Finland
Valkmusa National Park
Location in Finland
Wikimedia Commons: Valkmusa National Park
Website: www.outdoors.fi/valkmusanp

Valkmusa National Park (Finnish: Valkmusan kansallispuisto, Swedish: Valkmusa nationalpark) is a national park in the Kymenlaakso region of Finland. It was established in 1996 and covers 17 square kilometres (6.6 sq mi).

Swamps can be crossed on marked causeway routes.

The national park comprises swamp land, extraordinarily representing in southern Finland. More than 30 different swamp types can be categorised in the area.

The park has a diverse birdlife. Characteristic of the species is abundant southern avifauna, and on the other hand the occurrence of northern species, such as the willow grouse and rustic bunting. The park is an important resting place for migratory birds. There is a very representing butterfly species in the area, which comprises many endangered species. The symbol species of the park is Idaea muricata.

See also[edit]

A view from Valkmusa bird watching tower

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Käyntimäärät kansallispuistoittain 2009" (in Finnish). Metsähallitus. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 

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