Fauna and flora of the Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy and its surroundings are rich in beautifully preserved fauna and flora, a real green treasure for the region, which attracts many lovers of nature.Several nature reserves have made it possible to maintain the local ecosystem, notably at the southern tip of the lake, the Bout-du-Lac reserve, created in 1974. Bathed by two rivers, l’ Ire and l’ Eau morte” is an area of ​​refuge for many species. Do not forget your binoculars! You will be able to observe, in their natural environment, the tufted duck, the crested grebe on its floating nest moored with the reeds, as well as numerous passerines. But you can also surprise many varieties of small mammals, insects, butterflies, dragonflies, reptiles and amphibians. If the otter has disappeared, the European beaver was reintroduced to the reserve in the 1970s. Moreover, some lucky - and night owls, since it can be observed only at night - have crossed the lynx route, in the heights of Duingt. Finally, as for  the flora, the wet meadows of the reserve are full of rare species, including magnificent orchids.Another peculiarity of the lake is the protected reed beds, which also have a very diverse fauna and flora. Thus, in the bay of Albigny (Annecy-le-Vieux), in Sévrier and Saint-Jorioz, the municipalities have managed to preserve islets of nature, away from the beaches and water sports spots.For those passionate of fish, the lake now shelters about fifteen species: almonids, monkfish, carp, trout, perch, pike, tench, charr ...In general, Lake Annecy is the ideal destination for all nature lovers. Children will marvel at diving ducks, swans, seagulls, who come to hear their hilarious screams in the early summer, frogs, small rodents (mice, voles).With My Home In Annecy, rent a property at Lake Annecy and marvel at the richness and diversity of Savoyard nature.