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Cerro do Negro [Querença]

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Hidden : 02/17/2008
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Cerro do Negro [Querença]
O clima de Querença é mediterrânico e caracterizado por invernos amenos e chuvosos e verões quentes e secos.
A vegetação natural é constituída pelo zambujeiro, azinheira, pinheiro manso, carvalho-lusitano, sobreiro, palmeira anã, alfarrobeira e amendoeira. A quantidade e variedade de fauna e flora existentes, tornam o património ecológico numa das maiores riquezas de Querença.

Por toda a freguesia de Querença, são convidativos os passeios pedestres nos quais se pode usufruir dos pequenos jardins, das grandes e densas zonas florestais com várias espécies ornitológicas, da subida aos cerros de considerável altitude que permite vastos panoramas da serra e das
aprazíveis ribeiras (Menalva, Algibre, Mercês). Destaque-se ainda a espantosa vista para o litoral que se pode observar no cimo do Cerro do Negro, a 406 metros de altitude.
Ao longo das encostas que ladeiam o Cerro do Negro estão presentes, além da vegetação comum ao Barrocal (aroeiras, alecrins, rosmaninhos, madressilvas) os freixos, salgueiros e loendros por entre os silvados e o canavial.
A fauna do local é riquíssima contando com os guarda-rios, rouxinóis, galinhas de água, gaios, chapins, garças, melros,... mas a espécie mais importante é a lontra (na zona das ribeiras).

É favor não esquerer da máxima C.I.T.O. (Cache In Trash Out), para  benefício de todos nós.
Aconselha-se aos geocachers e restantes visitantes, que façam a aproximação à cache e ao topo do Cerro do Negro, pelo acesso de estrada em terra batida de coordenadas:
N 37º 11.736';
W 7º 58.789';
The mediterranic climate of Querença is characterized by mellow and rainy winters and hot and dry summers.
The natural vegetation is constituted by the brave olive tree, holm oak, pine tree, lusitano oak, cork oak, dwarfed palm, carob tree and almond. The amount and variety of existing fauna and flora, become the ecological patrimony in one of the biggest wealth of Querença.

In all the civil parish of Querença, is possible to make pleasent pedestrians strolls, in witch it can be usufruct of the small gardens, of the great and dense forest zones with some ornithological species, of the ascent to the hills of considerable altitude, that allows a vast panoramic sight of the mountain range and of the tempting brooks (Menalva, Algibre, Mercês).
It has been distinguished, the amazing sight to the cost, by the top of Cerro do Negro, at 406 meters of altitude.
At the hillsides of Cerro do Negro, exist beyond the common vegetation of Barrocal (aroeira, rosemaries, common honeysuckle) the fraxinus excelsior, willows and oleanders among rosaceae and the canavial.
The fauna of the place consists of an enormous variety of species counting on the kingfishers, nightingales, rallidaes, eurasian jays, great tits, herons, blackbirds,... but the most important species is the otter (in the brooks zones).

Please do not forget the C.I.T.O. (Cache In Trash Out) principle, for the benefit of all.
It's advised to geocachers and all visitors, to make the approach to the cache and to the top of Cerro do Negro, by the access of dust road in the coordinates:
N 37º 11.736';
W 7º 58.789';


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