The surroundings of Sant Benet de Bages, 04/20/2024

On the afternoon of 04/20/2024, within the journey of 125th anniversary of the ICHN celebration, members of the Delegation of Bages guided a naturalistic outing around Sant Benet de Bages.

Florenci Vallès managed the interpretation of the vegetation. In the 1st image, Florenci Vallès showing the great Himalayan cedar (Cedrus deodara) in the garden of Sant Benet de Bages. This is one of the largest specimens of Himalayan cedar in Catalonia.

Oriol Oms managed the interpretation of the geology. In 2nd image, Oriol Oms explains the genesis, arrangement, and age of the Llobregat river terraces.

In the 3rd image, part of the group is at the foot of the slope of La Tolega slope, near the bridge over the Llobregat river of Les Generes, looking at the regeneration of the vegetation after the fire of 17.07.2022. Brachypodium retusum, a perennial gramineous grass, has achieved a great coverage. However, there are no Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis) seedlings that will not have been born because the drought.

[photos Jordi Badia]