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Padakõrve Nature Preserve

Category Natural attractions, Nature Reserves
Vara vald, Tartumaa
Coordinates 58.600555, 26.985001
GPS: 58° 36' 2" N, 26° 59' 6" E

Padakõrve nature preserve is the protection zone for Formica aquilonia, one of the three species of wood ants living in Estonia and all represented in the Red Book of Europe too. There are 1 500 anthills on 500 hectares, the biggest of them reaching up to 1.5 meters in height and 2.5 meters in the perimeter measured from the bottom.

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