Nature reserve at lake Långasjön
Långasjönäs Naturreservat is a very extensive and over 530 hectare large nature reserve at the lake Långasjön near Nötabråne, about 15 kilometers north of Karlshamn.
Långasjönäs Naturreservat stretches from the eastern half of the narrow but 3.5 kilometer-long Långasjön over an area with dense coniferous forest and several other lakes like Lilla Kroksjön and Stora Kroksjön.
Several well-developed trails with distances between one and eight kilometers cross the nature reserve. The lakes with their reserve of pike and river perch as well as trout and char are good fishing waters.
Differente birds and ducks breed in the Stora Kroksjön and the lake is also the home of various primeval crayfish. These living fossils inhabitated the lake over 10,000 years ago, before the last ice age, when the lake still had a connection to the Baltic Sea.
In the areas with deciduous trees is a rich birdlife and with luck you see a grosbeak or a flycatcher. In the spring, the ground is covered with the white flowers of the chickweed, in the summer it shines yellow and blue-violet in the colors of cow-wheat.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, there was a liquor factory, a starch factory, a paper factory, a mill, a sawmill and about 20 small torps in the area. Today only a few ruins remain of the buildings, and the old fields and meadows were either planted with conifers or overgrown with deciduous trees. The only well preserved ruin is that of the former paper factory Långasjönäs Pappersbruk at the southern edge of the nature reserve.