Address: Gårdsby och Hemmesjö Bökeskog Naturreserervat, 355 92 Växjö
The nature reserve Gårdsby and Hemmesjö Bökeskog is well worth a visit.
The nature reserve Gårdsby and Hemmesjö Bökeskog is well worth a visit. The area consists of beech forests, pastureland and old meadows. Bökeskogen has beautiful surroundings with its beech trees and all its old trees. The area is 65 ha.
Dendrochronological studies in Bökeskogen have shown up to 200 years in tree age. A very special cryptogam flora (moss and lichen), with a great number of endangered species, grows on the old beeches. Apart from the beech forests, there are beautiful meadows with birch trees, juniper bushes and butterflies, as well as rests of old meadows with an important flora. The reserve is situated near the two lakes Hinnasjön and Lövsjön. You can also find traces of humans, such as clearance cairns. There are also birds in the reserve, such as Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Wood Warbler, grosbeak, Red-Breasted Flycatcher, Firecrest and Wood-pigeon. The hiking trail Sigfridsleden goes through the reserve.