Lark meadow

The "Lark Meadow" is part of the Owczary Protected Area. It is used extensively, i.e. it is mown once a year, or grazed by sheep late, after 15th July, so that the larks nesting here have time to produce their first broods, and the plants have time to bloom and produce seeds. Eurasian skylark Alauda arvensis - a passerine bird from the lark family, is a breeding species in Poland, nests directly on the ground. It feeds on invertebrates it catches on the ground, plant parts, and weed seeds. The lark is known to sing during the day, rising and hovering high above the ground for several minutes. In Poland, the Eurasian skylark is strictly protected.

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