Flora and Fauna of "La Dehesa"
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The park of "La Dehesa" measures 9.23 hectares, almost thirteen times the football field of the Pajaritos de Soria. It is a true testimony of vegetal biodiversity where you can know and contemplate a great catalog of native species and others of distant and exotic origin, that shelter numerous species of insects, reptiles, birds - weeds, charcoal or magpies -, butterflies and mammals Such as the red squirrel and bats.
Among the most outstanding plant species we find:
Native Bald eagles, gingos, elms, poplars, poplars, fake acacias originating in the United States, mad carob tree or love tree from Asia Minor, Chinese and Japanese ligusters, ash trees, cherry trees, weeping willows, holly, , Cedars of different varieties-Atlantic, Blue and Himalayan Atlas-, palms, pines of various kinds -Albar or Red and Nigal-, cypresses, firs, oaks, giant sequoias and thus up to almost 130 species, decorating and converting the park In an authentic botanical garden. Among the numerous species of trees and shrubs:
The largest is the sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) that can reach 90 meters.
The oldest, was the music tree, an elm that lived more than 300 years.
The most rare, Gingo (Ginkgo biloba L.), native to China and can live up to 1000 years.
The most numerous is horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum L.)
The most rare name, the Sinforicarpo (Symphoricarpus albus L.). It is also called snowballs.
Special mention also deserves the well-kept rose garden arranged with perfect symmetry around a central walk and two sides. There we can find various types of rose bushes throughout the year: climbers such as Paul's Scarlet and Guinee, rose bushes grown in white, yellow, pink and red colors; Upholstery of the variety pink and red Chinensis and rosea grandiflora among which stand out Chrysler Imperial, Paece Meiland and White Symphoni.