Wetlands and coastal areas have become acrossroadsof Syracuse and a stopover for migratory birds that will reach Africa in the fall orspring in Europe. In fact, the birds are in the south- eastern Sicily more favorable conditions for rest, to feed and replenish their energy supplies needed to continue to migrate in search ofenvironments that can offer them a better habitat.
The Megarian salt ponds FAUNSAmong the most important coastal wetlands in the province of Siracusa include a large lagoonsystem, once used as a salt, which develops in thearea of Augusta. This area is characterized by the presence of various species of birds that make it interesting from a naturalistic.
The Megarian salt ponds FLORAThe flora is organized in the plant associations which take the form of belts more or less concentric.
From that we have said it’s evident that the ex-saltier of Augusta have a greatly important role in the migration and life of many Europeanbirds. For this reason establishment of a wildlife Reserve would be a way to revitalize Augusta.
The CianeThe Cyane river is a short watercourse in Southern Sicily, Italy. The river has its origin from two different water springs: Pisima and Pisimotta. It flows incorrespondence of Syracuse’s port, after a run of 8 km having received the waters from the Anapo river.
The Ciane FLORAThe Cyane spring, with its dense papyrus vegetation,has always been considered a place of great beautyand evocation as well as a naturalistic curiosity, as this plant is only found in a natural setting along the Nile river banks in Egypt.
The Porcaria torrent The Porcaria torrent flows to the spring between Villasmundo and Carlentini. The waters of eleven springs feed the short course, and it assumes the name of Brucoli’s Canal near of its mouth.
The Porcaria torrent FLORAToday, even though anthropic disorder, the riparianvegetation it wasn’t changed; the vegetation is that typically of Iblee caves.