Isalanäset nature resvere
Isalanäset is a real gem in the Svärdsjö area. Although it is not that big, it offers an exciting and varied nature experience, with varied light deciduous forests, dark coniferous forests, open clearings, large bpulders and rocks and whipering water. Then try to think of the forest and see the historical landscape, shaped by the hard work of older generations. Hike among old plots of land and meadows that have long been rocked to rest by the dense forest cover.
Isalanäset's nature reserve was inaugurated in 2018 and is one of Falu municipality's latest reserves. The area has been prepared to make it easier for those who want to visit the area. Paths are marked, information signs are set up and a car park is located at road 850 in Isala. From it there is a gravel path to the nature reserve's entrance. The path is smooth to walk on and is well suited for prams. The last bit consists of a slope with a steep slope. This makes it difficult to get around with a wheelchair if you do not have assistance with you. Down by the lake, on the southwest side of the headland, there is a rest area prepared.
On Isalanäset there is a marked circular hiking trail and a couple of shorter detours down to Svärdsjön (approx. 2.3 km).
Isalanäset is a hilly and almost completely wooded peninsula that juts out into Svärdsjön. But it has not always been that way. An old cultural landscape rests in the forest. A patchwork of fields and meadows where cultivated and shaped by man for a long time, but then abandoned and left to take care of itself. Over time, high natural values have developed both in the old coniferous forest that grows at the far end of the headland and in the deciduous forest that has grown up on the old arable and meadow lands.
On Isalanäset there are plenty of old and coarse trees and dead trees, both standing and lying. In the spring, the deciduous forest is buzzing with life when the migratory birds return from their winter quarters. Woodpeckers thrive on the headland because there is plenty of food in the form of insects in the dead wood. If you are a little lucky, you can come across both larger and smaller woodpeckers, woodpeckers, cubs and crows.
In the clearings that are still open on the old field and meadow areas, remnants of a rich meadow flora remain. All in all, the great variety of natural environments creates the conditions for a rich flora and fauna.