Viidumäe Preserve

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Viidumäe Preserve

 

located in the western part of Saaremaa Island of the Estonian SSR. Area, 593 hectares (1969). It was created in 1957 to preserve plants and plant groups that are rare in Estonia. The predominant breed is pine. There are forests with lichens, heather, and other plants, forest meadows with oaks, and swamps. Of the rare plants one may find Rhinanthus osilensis, Juncus balticus, Sorbus aria, ivy (Hedera helix), alpine butterwort (Pinguicula alpina), Equisetum tr achy don, and others.

REFERENCE

Meie loomastiku looduskaitsest. Tartu, 1960.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.