The Grobnik area(Grobnišćina)provides ideal living conditions for both humans and plants as well as animals. So, it is not surprising that the people of this area successfully achieve coexistence with nature, and visitors come to explore the richness of flora and fauna, and often return home with a sprig of lavender for their wardrobe, sage for tea or some bay leaves for the perfect lunch.
Ideal conditions for life
The municipality of Čavle is situated on a naturally very interesting combination of mountain and sea climates and therefore is rich in flora and fauna. Nowadays, people increasingly appreciate living in the fresh air and the coexistence with nature, which makes the Grobnik area particularly favourable.
The animal world of Grobnik
In addition to various species of domestic grazing animals, nature lovers can find the habitats for various birds in Grobnik’s forests. One is a raven that makes its nests on rocks, trees, or even uses the abandoned nests of other birds. You will also often find black woodpecker, the largest woodpecker in the region, and the slightly smaller nesting bird thesong thrush.
Whilst staying in nature, you will also encounter a variety of butterflies, and one of the frequent inhabitants of these areas is the painted lady, mostly orange in colour, and it can spotted from April to October.
The beauty and healing properties of flora
Plants that you can see along the roads will give you special pleasure when walking or cycling, and one of the perennials is the golden lily that which grows in the nutritious soils in the deciduous forests or in the mountain and hilly meadows that the area abounds in. When hiking between June and September, we might also come across the protected edelweiss.
In the rocky areas of the lowlands, you will be captivated by the scents of various grasses and native Mediterranean herbs such as sage, immortelle, heather, rosemary, lavender and laurel. Native people have learned the value of these herbs and use them daily in food preparation, cosmetics and the household, from some of them come highly prized types of honey.