El Vallejo Dam
The Tórtoles de Esgueva reservoir, is surrounded by various vine and cereal crops, has a long journey through the Páramo Cerrato and the Ribera del Río Esgueva, its Mediterranean environment makes a great variety of flora and fauna prevail.
Among the first of them, we can find holm oaks, and junipers whose vegetation is shrubby and herbaceous, within which is located the thyme sauce, marjoram, sage, dark foxglove, and a long etcetera. Focusing on the aquatic flora, microphytes develop, among which the reed, the jays, reeds stand out, and on its banks the large willows and poplars are the dominant species.
As for the fauna, you can see a wide range of land and water birds:
- Terrestrial: Cogujadas, terreras, tarabillas.
- Aquatic: Bluebirds, common grebes, great sandpipers and great crested grebes, which receive migratory or wintering birds.
This reservoir was built in order to irrigate the crops that surround it, but over time it has been used for other activities such as fishing and birding, on the other hand, bathing people is prohibited.
TIPS FOR THE VISITOR
- Remember that you are in a natural environment, conserving it is everyone's business.
- Make sure the area is allowed to practice other sports.
- Respect the regulations in force at all times.