The natural wonders of Bout du Lac d’Annecy
- Yellow Loosestrife with its pretty yellow flowers (the same family as primroses)
- Purple Loosestrife with its spikes of pink flowers
- Meadowsweet, known for its medicinal properties
- Water Mint with its very pleasant smell
Of course, these environments are home to many other plant species, including many orchids such as the Marsh Helleborine and the Marsh Orchid (Anacamptis palustris).
Photo: Yellow Loosestrife – Purple Loosestrife - Meadowsweet - Water mint – Marsh Helleborine - Marsh orchis
The Common Kingfisher
It’s an outstanding fisherman, always on the lookout for small fish. It dives with a rocket speed deep into the water, to catch fish to feed. Often you only notice the turquoise reflection of its feathers when it flies with a lightning speed to the next meander.
They also offer nesting places for many passerines, such as the Marsh and Reed Warblers. Maintaining these fragile environments requires a natural tidal range (variation in the water level of the lake) over the seasons.
The birds of lake of Annecy
Overwintering ducks, such as the Red-crested, Tufted and Common Pochards take advantage of the mouths of the Ire and Eau morte rivers to spend the winter.
Evidence of the beaver's presence
Invasive non-native plants
This invasive species are vigorous plants, which compete with other species by disturbing the local ecological balance. Periodically, the Conservatoire d'espaces naturels de Haute-Savoie, manager of the nature reserve, calls on volunteers to uproot these invasive plants in order to preserve the local flora.
The Common Chub
It always seems to have an empty stomach and is constantly watching for any food that the river brings along.
- Cross the beach following the path.
- Take the pontoon then continue on the path to the Ire footbridge.
- After the footbridge, turn left on the wide path. Continue on the wooden path between the reedbeds, to the beaver observation point. Continue on the path along the river (Eau morte).
- Turn right on the stilts.
- Cross the main path to reach the footbridge and go back by the same path.
From Annecy, intercity line 51
From Talloires: Line 61
More information: www.philibert-transport.fr
Free summer shuttle
From Doussard: LS and Faverges: LV
From Annecy: L1 and L2
Access and parking
Folow the lake by road RD 1508, turn left at the sign Douss'Plage.
Paid parking from May to September: from 01/05 to 30/09 at the rate of 0.70€ the first half hour then 1.20€ per hour, with a fixed price of 15€ for 8 hours and a subscription of 61€ for the entire period.
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