Protected Natural Areas

Nature Reserve Laguna Amarga

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Located in the municipality of
Cockaigne-Lucena is easily accessible by road from Cockaigne with Lucena. Ranked 13 hectares of natural reserve and 250 protection zone, is characterized by the presence of birds such as white-headed ducks, the little grebe, the wigeon, Shoveler, pato colorado, calamón, pochard and tufted, etc..

This lake is fed by rainwater and runoff. The high concentration of sulphate magnesium waters possessing endow the bitter that gives name to this gap.

It is said that a carrier carrying a cart with two oxen near the lagoon, they were startled to see a snake, stampeded and fell to the lagoon, can not be rescued, ni bueyes ni carro, because of its large depth. Now, the lagoon, is a closed space with priority given to the protection, research and the educational aspect (cultural visits) and sports (hiking).

Nature Reserve Laguna sweet

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It is adjacent to the Laguna Amarga, this is shallow and temporary, Coming to dry in summer as it feeds mainly on rainwater. Among the fauna, we can find the grebe, laughing gull, Heron, garcilla boheyera, etc ...

Lagoon Natural Reserve of Ratosa

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It is located in the municipality of
Alameda, it is accessible by the road connecting this town with La Roda de Andalucía. It is a shallow lagoon, temporary, because river discharge is. Plant life in the lagoon characterized by the presence of communities of halophilic, namely, plants adapted to grow in saline, especially Sosa. Its main ecological value is given both for its geological, as for the flora and fauna in this medium, the humedal salino.

East place out as the important for flamingo nesting constituting a complementary area of ​​Fuente Piedra lagoon. Next to the pink flamingo, can be seen in its waters and the stork Shoveler. In reserve, found traces of human settlements, and findings pertaining to the Chalcolithic and the Iberian period.

Natural Park Reservoir Malpasillo

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It lies between the towns of Cockaigne and Badolatosa, on a surface 519 Acres that can be accessed via the road between Badolatosa with Corcoya. Is Malpasillo reservoir formed on the river Genil, with steep relief, sits on floor consists of marl yasíferas. In the vegetation of its banks is remarkable the abundance ofreeds, reeds, cattails and scrub Mediterranean Labiatae and legumes on the slopes and some spring daffodils on the rocks.

This place is the perfect setting for the swan, also being able to find the white-headed duck. Birds are the most abundant Mallard duck real, teals, the spoon and the marsh harrier. In winter there is a large concentration of waterfowl. This area has been designated as Special Protection Area for Poultry.

Natural Paraje Cordobilla Reservoir

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The Natural Paraje Cordobilla also formed on Genil, with an amplitude of 1.460 Hectares. It is accessed by road from Badolatosa with Puente Genil, is surrounded by farmland, in an area where the predominant crops are olives, cereal and some other irrigated crops.

The Swamp, settles into a gentle relief and open and its banks are covered with abundant vegetation, among which include reeds, cattails andreeds, its banks provide shelter to an abundant aquatic fauna. Most of the reservoir is shallow which has enabled the emergence of vegetation within the same, so we can find a forest of tamarisk in the mouths of the rivers Anzur, Lucena and Genil.

At the dam there is a variety of waterfowl, ascalamón, the crane, the Stilt and Common Sandpiper also heronsadvantage to catch fish on its banks.

Pontoon Grotto

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The creek pontoon, is located in the municipality of
Badolatosa, verynear the Hermitage of FuensantaCorcoya. The most characteristic aspect of this is the small cave stream that exists in one of its sections, product of the union of two of the sides of the mountains that form. This is a very beautiful little grotto, both its structure and the touch of freshness that brings water from the stream running through this place.

It tells the legend that the Virgin of Fuensanta united the two sides of the mountain for a woman, with his son to death, could pass to go to the doctor who was on the other side, the Alameda, so that a passageway formed between the two saws that women could move from side to side. This event date 1.579.