It's a small mine surrounded by woods. Viewed from the highest hill, the Pelosa, inside the natural park of Monte Fenera, it appears as a small light spot on a green background. This spot is shrinking as the recovery proceeds.
There are no particular difficulties in restoring the green cover. The north-facing slope, which has now been revived, is structured into short terraces that effectively interrupt the flow of rainwater and slow down erosion. Several hundred plants and shrubs, typical of the area, have been introduced. A pond has been recreated and is already home to a dozen species of dragonfly, a colony of common frogs and a couple of mallards. Sometimes illustrious guests arrive, such as the black stork, which nests nearby. A family of Egyptian geese have also stopped by, having surely escaped from a farm.
At nightfall, from the surrounding woods, deer and hares come out to graze, while in autumn-winter the woodcock stays here overnight in search of earthworms.
The recoveries have been harmoniously integrated into the surrounding nature, indicating that the restoration project has had a positive effect.
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