Natural reserve Oasis WWF Ghirardi

Loc. Predelle di Porcigatone - Borgo Val di Taro (PR)

Phone: +39 3497736093


Extended in the municipalities of Borgo Val di Taro and Albareto, on almost 600 hectares, the Regional Reserve and Oasi dei Ghirardi protects a corner of the Apennines thanks to the dedication of its owners, Mr Marchini-Camia, who have been joined by WWF Italy since 1996 . Inside the structure there is a Visitor Center, a Botanical Nature Trail with habitats and water mirrors that host butterflies and dragonflies, a hut for birdwatching and nature photography (hut by reservation).

Different nature trails, identified with different colors, cross the most beautiful corners of the Reserve. The landscape is varied: alongside species of cold climates such as beech, gentians, woodcock and prispolone, we find Mediterranean species such as heather, bee-eater and porcupine. 33 species of wild orchids grow in the Oasis and over 550 botanical species have been identified. Over 70 species of birds nest here, 7 of nocturnal birds of prey and as many diurnal birds, including honey buzzard, goshawk, lodolaio and biancone.
The gateway to the Oasis is the Visitor Center of Case Pradelle, equipped with a picnic area with shaded benches and tables and equipped with a classroom and audiovisual room, open to the public by appointment or for school groups. It is recommended to book in advance, especially in the warm months.
Inside the Oasis there is also the possibility of renting old and historic farmhouses in the summer, to enjoy a holiday in a place of great beauty and tranquility. Information on the website