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Flora & Fauna of Sibylline Mountains National Park

Flora

La Flora del Parco Nazionale dei Monti SibilliniFlora of the Sibylline Mountains National Park. 1,800 species of flora are present including the Alpine edelweiss, Alpine anemone, moss campion, Turk’s cap lily, bearberry, Artemisia varieties and numerous orchids. Among the tree species, we highlight the various varieties of oak (Quercus pubescens Quercus cerris and Quercus ilex), the black or hop hornbeam (Ostrya carpinifolia), ash (Fraxinus ornus), common hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), chestnut (Castanea sativa), beech (Fagus silvatica), and sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus).

 

Fauna

 

50 mammal species, headed by the wolf, porcupine, European wildcat, the increasingly rare marten, the vole and the recently reintroduced roe deer. The otter is now locally extinct.
 

There are 150 species of birds, among which we highlight the golden eagle, peregrine falcon, eagle owl, goshawk, sparrow hawk, rock partridge, wall creeper, Alpine chaffinch, and chough.
 

There are over 20 species of reptiles and invertebrates, including the Orsini viper and the little indigenous crustacean, Chirocephalus marchesonii, which lives exclusively in Lake Pilate near the peak of Mount Vettore.

 

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