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Oasis of the Quadris - Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Oasis of the Quadris - Friuli-Venezia Giulia


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Type of protected area - Where it is located

Typology: Municipal naturalistic oasis established in 1989
Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Province: Udine

A roughly triangular area, with an extension of about 100 hectares, located north-west of Fagagna (Udine), wedged in the fork between the two roads that lead respectively to Majano and Caporiacco.

Ibis Eremita - Oasis of the Quadris (photo www.lauromagrisphotonature.com)

Stork in the Quadris Oasis (photo www.tourismfriulicollinare.it)

Description

The toponym Quadris derives by extension from the name given to some pools of water with a quadrangular margin, which constitute the most showy and characteristic environment of the area. The pools are evidence of the excavation of clay that began as early as 1700. In fact, in 1764, the then owner, Count Fabio Asquini, discovered that his possessions, until then considered an unsuccessful swamp, were rich in clay deposits and a precious fuel: peat. He therefore built a furnace that he called New Holland, which exploited largilla as a raw material for the artefacts and worked thanks to the peat that was grown and then processed on site. The name New Holland was chosen in memory of the countries that had suggested to the Count the innovative idea, for that time, of the use of peat as fuel. The resources of the Quadris provided various working activities for a long time to the Fagagnesi: first the excavation of the clay and the cultivation of the peat, then the production of bricks and lime in the furnace, finally the production of ceramic objects in the factory, owned by Asquini, called Figulina.
Characterized by a complex mosaic of natural environments, you can see almost all the circles of vegetation in the hydroseries: the submerged plants, the floating plants and the shreds of hydrophilic woods with willows, black alder and oaks. Here live small and large mammals and a rich birdlife, so much so that a portion of the area has been recovered and equipped as a birdlife center that currently houses sixty white storks and as many specimens of hermit ibis, species in danger of extinction.

One of the events that most characterized the growth of the Oasi deiQuadris Association was its recognition and therefore its registration in the General Register of Voluntary Organizations which took place on November 28, 2012. Since that date, it has been a non-profit organization. This is the correct wording Associazione Onlus AmicidellOasi dei Quadris di Fagagna

Information for the visit

Management:
Onlus Association Friends of the Oasis of the Quadris of Fagagna
via Caporiacco
33034 Fagagna (UD)
E-mail:
Website: www.oasideiquadris.it


Video: Giro della Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia 2019. presentazione (May 2022).