- Parks and Reserves
TORRE CANNE AND
TORRE ST. LEONARDO DUNES
(Natural Apulian Park)
This natural park
stretches over a flat and sandy coastal area characterised
by wetlands located behind a dune belt, between the
areas of Ostuni and Fasano.
Dunes form a continuous string that is interrupted only
by access ways to the sea. Some stretches are home to
the typical juniper vegetation (Juniperus oxycedrus,
Juniperus Macrocarpa and Juniperus phoenicea),
Oaks (Quercus ilex) and Garrigues of Euphorbia.
The dunes that are less affected by human activities
have the typical sclerophyllous evergreen vegetation
with a predominance of broad-leaved Phillyrea and Pistacia
The wetlands behind the dunes consist of small swamps
with halophyte vegetation, habitat for stops and reproduction
of migrating seabird, like the Grey Heron (Ardea
Cinerea) and the Little Egret (Egretta Garzetta).
The innermost areas, in the locality known as ‘Difesa
di Malta’, are characterised by a low garrigue
vegetation (Thymus capitatus) and large zones
with very xerophilous and thermophilous sub-steppe vegetation.
Volunteer orchidaceous plants thrive in this area and
wastelands with Asphodelus ramosus are found due to
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The dunes of Torre Canne and
Torre St. Leonardo park