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The nature of the Small Carpathians

The nature of the Small Carpathians
The exhibition features the flora, fauna and the inanimate nature of the Little Carpathian Protected Landscape Area, which is the only protected locality in Slovakia which includes large areas of vineyard surface. Most of the area is forested; hence the flora is represented mainly by oak and beech forests, alongside with some specimens of pratal and aquatic vegetation adding to the variety of the region. The exhibits include a rich assortment of plant material accompanied by photos of environmental field research. The rarest exhibits featuring the fauna include a lynx, wolf, European ground squirrel, as well as protected species of birds and insects. The earliest paleontological finds come from the Mesozoic Era, going back to the Early Jurassic period; cephalopod fossils – namely ammonoids – from the area around the village of Chtelnica are particularly interesting. Typical marine fauna such as gastropod and bivalve fossils or fossils of sea urchins and fish go back to the Tertiary Period. Quaternary finds include remains of large mammals such as the mammoth or the cave bear. The geological section of the exhibition features minerals and rocks. A collection of Mesozoic basalts from the area of Lošonec and Sološnica is of special interest, as are the rare samples of secondary antimony minerals from the area of Pezinok. This natural collection is open to visitors during short-term exhibitions.
The nature of the Small Carpathians
The nature of the Small Carpathians
The nature of the Small Carpathians
The nature of the Small Carpathians