„A FUTURE WE  DREAM”      Environmental project

Made by:   Szántóri Patrícia, Rozgonyi Adrienn, Balogh Zsolt,   Kertész Ákos

In 1996 the Long Wood was declared a nature reserve. The purpose of the nature reserve along the River Bodrog was to protect the dead channel bounded area, the extended natural floodplain, wood communities and the rich plant and animal world.

The area is a floodplain 91-100 m above sea level. The horizontal slashes are big because of the changes of the riverbed of River Bodrog, and the oxbow.

The deeper and the higher ground levels are well signed by the floodplain willow-poplar, the oak-ash-elm woods and the plain hornbeam -oaks remains side by side in mosaic occurrence.

The indigenous hornbeam-oak forests  have  already shrank into some forest interiors today, their place is occupied by their strongly transformed derivatives (oak-groves, ash-oak groves), and not from indigenous tree species (poplar, black walnut) and indigenous willow, plantations of poplar clones.

The dyke surrounds the Long forest almost everywhere. Along the dyke in the ,,kubikgödrök’’ changing species, the poplar-willow groves forest patches can be found. On the side of the dyke there are secondary flood plain like lawns,  rich enough in species.

It isn’t not a coincidence, that the row of rare species  live here.

The Carpathians interflowing water with driftwood put down here insects, snails, if found favourable living conditions, they settled in Long Forest. So, several elements remained in the Carpathian humid forest.

The birdlife is valuable wetlands are home to, among other things, the red boom, little egret and the black stork. Among the rare mammal species the wild cat, the ermine and otter occur.


To explore the changes taking place in nature (plants, water, seasons) month by month throughout the year. Thorough examination of the environment to recognize the negative intervention of human hands in nature.

Time: from September 2013

 Location: Long Forest (Monitoring the forest flood filling and the surrounding pastures and arable farms).Goal: To raise awareness of the environmental problems of the people.

I. excursion / 2013.okt.1. 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. /

The purpose is the observation of flora and fauna, taking photographs and recording the data.

Weather conditions: overcast sky, 14 ° C

Task: Collecting plants and different mushrooms, collecting data sources of the  plants, mushrooms and animal species with accurate locations.

On one side of the flood control embankment there are the man-made arable farms, and on the other side there is untouched area, nature reserve.

On the nature reserve the crops of many shrub and tree species are ripened. This is a little place next to the embankment, used for hayfield. The people wanted to occupy the nature reserve.

From the Long-wood’s plant species just a few can be found in the dewatered area, because the people can’t appreciate the importance of some plants.

In the protected area the environment is influenced by the Carpathian mountains.

The typical species of the waterside bordering swamps, and the bogs:

nádi boglárka (Ranunculus lingua),

On the moorlands, meadows:

II.trip: /2013.nov.5 14:30-16:00/

Weather conditions: quiet rain, fog, 8°C

There is not much difference from the first trip, but  the fall crop started ripening. Many plants grown new sprouts among the fallen brown and yellow leaves. It’s unusual in this part of the year .

The majority of people don’t know how important natural values can be found outside their gardens, although they should be aware of it in order to conserve this treasure for the next generations.

  1. Autumn Observation sheet 11.B
  2. Spring Observation sheet 12.B
  3. Summer observation sheet 12.A
  4. Winter Observation sheet 10.A


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