May 23, 2019
Take road 108 north towards Kävlinge.
Turn onto the gravel road east just after the road towards Vallkärra.
After a few kilometers there is a small parking on the right.
Half is a gravel heap. Can fit in with the car anyway.
There should be orchids on the nature reserve.
First trail through forest. Very much of bird song.
A long footpath leads through the wetland, mostly reed.
Follows a brook. Road choice, a path goes straight ahead,
a bridge to the right over the creek.
Takes the bridge and footpath through the wetland.
Coming out on a path along a meadow to a small road.
No flowers yet. The road ends at pasture,
just before a path enters the forest.
Going out to pasture. A lot of Meadow Saxifrage, no orchids.
A deer disappears quickly. Takes the path into the forest.
A lily of the valley. And isn't it a Musk Orchid?
Departing on a path leading out to pasture.
Looks like one has burned some of the reeds. No flowers.
Turn back at a stile.
The path goes back along the stream.
Next to the path an insignificant flower, resembles Musk Orchid.
Meets a woman with dog.
She says that the reserve is poorly managed and all orchids have disappeared.
People have complained to the county administrative board,
but without results.
In the past there were guided tours here,
then there were a lot of orchids. Not any more.
"They just listen to the farmers. There are no orchids anymore".
Coming to the footpath and back to the parking lot.
The nature reserve Stångby mosse is situated northwest of Lund,
it consists of Stångby bog and Hoby hills. The southernmost part,
Stångby bog, consist of marshes and has a rich flora.
There is a track but it may partly be difficult to follow. West of the
reserve is a gravel road with a parking place. From the bog is a brook
that further north enter into a shallow valley with gentle slopes, Hoby
hills. The slopes of the valley are at some places rather steep. One
can with some effort follow the brook from the bog into valley.The
surroundings of the bog is mainly pasture land. The valley is also
pasture land. On the hills in the east are several ancient graves. The
hills end at the village Västra Hoby.