Viote peat bog (Provincial Nature Reserve and SAC)
- Natura 2000 Network Code: IT3120050
- Municipality: Trento
- Hectares: 24
Also known as "Palù di Bondone", the peat bog of Viote is a residual swamp from the late glacial era and it is characterised by its humid meadows, fens, Eriophorum and Sphagnum. It origins from the drainage of a big lake formed into the morainic mantle and then abandoned on the glaciation valley. The most humid area, e.g. the peat bog of the flatland of the Alps, is surrounded by meadows and spikenard (Nardus stricta) pastures that are also used for hay baths. Even if ponds are at risk of drying up, they are particularly important for the life and reproduction of amphibians. There we can find the common frog (Rana temporaria), the common toad (Bufo bufo) and the alpine newt (Ichthyosaura alpestris), species that use the ponds of the humid area as reproductive habitat. The peat bog is also the natural habitat of a lot of invertebrates. Agabus nebulosus has been found only here in Trentino. Among the most interesting botanical species, worth mentioning are: Eriophorum alpinum, Carex davalliana, Carex dioica, Carex lasiocarpa, Drosera rotundifolia, Primula farinosa, Bartsia alpina, Salix rosmarinifolia, Pinguicola vulgaris, Menyanthes trifoliata.