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Tamariska Hill Nature Reserve

<p class="Norml1" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="FR">The purpose of the declaration as protected is to preserve the topographic features characteristic of the natural state of Csepel Island, the sand formations in the area as landscape elements, the preservation and maintenance of patches of sand desert grass and gray heather in the area, improving their condition, expanding their area, protected plant and animal species in the area preservation of its population, development and continuous maintenance of the infrastructure that ensures the conditions for visitation and the presentation of natural values, ensuring the research of the area for the purpose of nature conservation.</span></p>

Basic data

Number of the decree declaring it a protected natural area of ​​national importance: 89/2012. (VIII. 28.) VM decree

Location: Budapest, XXI. district 206759/5 hrs., area 5.22 ha

Characterization of protected natural values

Despite its small size, the protected area has a rich flora. From the point of view of nature conservation, the sand lawn fragments are the most valuable habitats of the area, in which the typical sand species, including protected plant species, can be found. In good conditions, the Hungarian fescue (Festuca vaginata), the sand veil flower (Gypsophyla fastigiata), the sand orphan hair (Stipa borysthenica), the Buda imola (Centaurea sadleriana), the lamb's blush (Alkanna tinctoria), the sand sedge (Astragalus varius) are typical ).

The fauna of the area can be said to be relatively rich compared to the area's small size, 50 protected animal species are known from the area. However, due to the strong built-up nature of the environment and the frequent visits, there are mainly species living here that are more or less tolerant of frequent disturbance.

The short-eared owl (Asio otus) nests and winters in the pine forest. Shrubs of little value from the point of view of vegetation are good nesting, hiding and feeding places for birds, thanks to which thrushes (Turdidae), warblers (Sylvidae), and finches (Fringillidae) occur in large numbers.