Boadella d'Empordà - Surroundings

The landscape at the artificial lake of Boadella definitely differs from the landscape at the coast only few kilometers away. Here, bizarre cork-oaks dominate over the blue sky. 

Lumps of rock pile up into the water. A jay announces every intruder and flies away squawking and excitedly.

The whole vegetation suits to the region of the Mediterranean Sea. Among stone pines and holm oaks there are many kinds of medicinal plants and herbs.   

In the mountains you can find boars, squirrels, hedgehogs, rabbits, hares, and badgers. Numerous bird species inhabit the area. Kingfishers, woodpecker, dippers, wild ducks enjoy themselves at the shore or in the water of the dammed...