Raking the leaves with the Brontosaurus Movement

On the weekend at the turn of September and October, the ROTATE project event took place in cooperation with the Hnutí Brontosaurus NGO and the Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic, Administration of the Český karst PLA. In addition to an excursion around the area, environmental educational games etc., the group of fifteen volunteers participated in the litter racking on one forest-steppe locality of conservation importance (the Čihadla locality above the village of Srbsko). On the site there is a rich population of endangered orchid Anacamptis pyramidalis. Occasional litter raking, especially of oak leaves, thus helps to maintain a relatively oligotrophic grassland under the scattered trees. The participants thus experienced traditional management in practice and participated in discussions about the reason, meaning and sustainability of this management in a broader conservation context.


Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis)