Nature reserve at Bråviken
The nature reserve Utterviks Naturreservat stretches across the area of the holiday home settlement Uttervik to the northern shore of the fjard Bråviken, about eight kilometres east of Nävekvarn in the municipality of Nyköpings Kommun.
The 66-hectare Utterviks Naturreservat was declared a nature reserve in 2018. Various hiking trails invite visitors to enjoy the special flora and fauna. The 38th stage of the long-distance hiking trail Sörmlandsleden also leads through the nature reserve Uttervik.
Flora and fauna in Utterviks Naturreservat
With a bit of luck, you might spot the endangered smooth Snake (Coronella austriaca) or one of the many other species on the Red List while hiking through Uttervik. For example, the longhorn beetle Nothorhina punctata needs very old pine trees to survive, which it finds in the nature reserve. And you can also discover Europe's smallest bird, the goldcrest (Regulus regulus), in the nature reserve.
In addition to the fauna, you will also come across a variety of different plants, such as the fungus Porodaedalea pini, which grows on pines that are at least 150 years old. The presence of this fungus is considered a good sign that the forest in this location is doing extremely well and has a great diversity of species.
A little more colourful are the orchid species creeping lady's-tresses (Goodyera repens), which bloom all year round on the ground, as well as the bird's-nest orchid (Neottia nidus-avis) and the common twayblade (Listera ovata).