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Vejlen på Tåsinge

Enclosed coastal lagoon with meadows and wetlands, which serve as resting and breeding grounds for a large number of waterfowl.

Birdlife in the front row

Follow the path from the parking lot to the constructed bridge with a birdwatching tower at the end. Here you have ample opportunity to see lapwings, redshanks, and snipes, which breed in the area from April onwards. During the winter months, you can see large flocks of swans, geese, ducks, and if you are lucky, a heron on a fishing expedition. In the birdwatching tower, you can open small doors, providing a fantastic view over the large wetland area. Here, no traffic noise is heard, and at the entrance to the birdwatching tower is a lovely nook with a bench. There are also tables and benches at the parking lot overlooking the area.

Enclosure and flooding

Previously, Tåsinge Vejle was a small meltwater valley created during the last ice age, which was partially flooded during the Holocene sea level rise, creating the South Funen Archipelago. In 1765, a road embankment was established, and Vejlen was separated from the sea and drained to create a grazing meadow. However, on New Year's Eve 1904/1905, the sea broke through the embankment, and Vejlen once again came into direct contact with the sea. Although the embankment was rebuilt in 1905, Vejlen was not completely drained again.

Many different plants grow on the meadows around Vejlen. The meadows are still affected by saltwater - in some places, therefore, plants that belong to the beach habitat grow. Rare plants like orchids are found here. The meadows are grazed by animals to ensure that the tall plants do not dominate and that the meadow plants thrive.