Follow us in discovering :

LAKE OF TROUT or FORLET LAKE, FRANCE VOSGES, 1065m

(By Eric PARTRAT; August 2004; epbb@club-internet.fr)

 

Also named Forlet Lake. This is the highest lake in the Vosges area. You can then reach the top of the moutains around the lake (about 1 hour) following a hard trail. This area is called Gazon du Faing (1302m)

The landscape around the lake (1065m) is alpine.

 

other landascapes pictures soon.

 

View over the Forlet Lake from the trail reachning the crete.

 

Photo : E. Partrat

August 2004

Other view over the Forlet Lake from the trail reaching the crete.

 

Photo : E. Partrat

August 2004

View from the top of the crete over the Forlet Lake : this top area is called : Gazon de Faing. You can see the Hohneck mountain.

 

Photo : E. Partrat

August 2004

 

Two species of carnivorous plants can be found there : D. rotundifolia, localy very abundant and two populations of P. vulgaris with only few plants : around 100.

 

Cluster of Pinguicula vulgaris.

 

Photo : E. Partrat

August 2004

Pinguicula vulgaris in habitat.

 

Photo : E. Partrat

August 2004

Pinguicula vulgaris sharing its habitat with Drosera rotundifolia.

 

Photo : E. Partrat

August 2004

Young Pinguicula vulgaris in habitat.

 

Photo : E. Partrat

August 2004

Pinguicula vulgaris in habitat. You can distinguish the hibernaculum in the center of the rosette. The temperature localy was 19C. In the valley, the temperature was reaching 34C !

 

Photo : E. Partrat

August 2004

A pale green rosette of P.vulgaris in habitat.

Photo : E. Partrat

August 2004

- Few more pictures soon. -