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A jewel of nature: Pikeroi Rock

Pöllau

The Pikeroi rock sits next to the Rauschenbach (Rustling Stream) northeast of Pöllauberg. Since 2016 this special geological formation is a nature conservation site.

The massive, moss-covered rock towers rise up to the east of the Rauschbach stream. The interesting geological formation can be described as heavily schistose and fissured gneiss, partly with garnet inclusions.

The Schloßberg and Hofstätterbach streams cut through the rocks in two places, allowing you to walk through the beech forest. Beech, mountain elm, fir and spruce thrive here. On the rocks there is a red pine forest with huckleberry, white hair-grass and spotted fern in the herb layer.

From the animal world, the granulated ground beetle, which lives hidden in the loose foliage layer near the boulders, is worth mentioning. If it is caught ungraciously, it secretes a strong-smelling secretion. The damp, cool forest climate not only favors the occurrence of ground beetles, but also woodlice, arachnids and the fire salamander.

Snails also like it moist and feed on an old, half-decayed mushroom. Snails belong to the group of slugs, which now have a very bad reputation due to the occurrence of the Spanish snail. However, they are not pests!

The starting point for the hike to the Pikeroi rocks is the parking lot at the church in Pöllauberg. The trail follows the Pankratius pilgrims' path (943) to the Rauschbach stream.

Further information about the jewel of nature: Pikeroifelsen (only in German)
(location and geology, flora and vegetation, fauna)



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