P˙chov's valley(7.August 2007 19:57)
Púchov's valley is situated in northwest of Slovakia in a place where mountain ranges Biele Karpaty (White Carpatian) and Javorníky are meeting. It winds from the border with Czech republic, through the Lysá mountain pass, alongside the river Biela voda as far as the district town Púchov.
The region is mostly mountainous. The woods are mixed. In low-lying locations are deciduous trees - as oak, beech, alder, birch, maple, lime and another. In higher locations can we find mostly conifers - pine, spruce, rarely fir trees.
Woods of Púchov's valley are abundand in forest fruits. With first sunny days in the spring begins mushroom-picking season, that lasts until late autumn. At the end of summer time there are tasty blackberries and bilberries ripen on the edge of Javorníky.
There is a rich fauna in Púchov's valley. There are deers and roebucks living here. It's nothing unusual if you see a wild boar, a fox or a bear in surrounding woods. From smaller animals there are martens, weasels, squirrels, rabbits or small field mice to see.
If you are interested in birds our nature offers you various species of them as for example: woodpecker, jay, sparrow, hawk and many others.