Lake Hornborga Nature Reserve is about 4,000 hectares in size. It was formed in 1997, after an extensive restoration project. Most of the nature reserve consists of the lake, which is ten kilometres long and about three kilometres wide, but in most places it is barely one metre deep. This is why it’s actually more than a wetland than a lake.
The shallow wetlands constitute the vibrant heart of the Nature Reserve. Under the water’s Northern pike, bream and European perch, among other fish, swim, as well as lots of aquatic insects. You will find aquatic beetles called predaceous diving beetles here. Aquatic plants shoot up from the water, and there are unusually many species of charophyte green algae flourishing here.
Picture: A dysticidae beetle