Photos > Melsted Å
Upstream Østerlars-Gudhjem road Melsted Å is fed from a springbrook from
Lensbjerg, marked with a red arrow on the
map. In this springbrook there are
fine populations of species like Wormaldia occipitalis and Potamophylax
10) In the rift valley upstream Damaskegård you can enjoy the
unspoiled nature, - only a few people have visited this locality! - But the rift
valley is private property without a path system, so there is not public access.
18) The water quality is relatively poor at this stretch because
of emission of untreated wastewater from the houses in the vicinity.
17) Almost at Østerlars-Gudhjem road. There are a lot of Anemone
hepatica at the slopes along the stream.
16) Melsted Å upstream Gadegård
15) Here is the road crossing seen from the other side. Not very
charming! Compare with picture 6.
14) The owner of Gadegård has established a road crossing over
the stream. Unfortunately this construction is impassable to stream
13) Just downstream Gadegård (in the background).
12) - But the rift valley is used as a dump!
11) Just upstream the old railway viaduct between Damaskegård and
Gadegård. The stream looks nice...
9) - And there are a lot of white, yellow and blue anemones (sea
also picture 17).
8) In the rift valley near the stream you can find unspotted
lungwort (Pulmonaria obscura).
7) Melsted Å lupstream Damaskegård. A very nice stream!
6) Same locality as 5)
Notice the dance midges (Chironomidae), the small
5) Melsted Å at Damaskegård. The picture is taken where a small
road crosses the stream.
4) Melsted Å, between the coast road and Damaskegård. The rift
valley is not deep, but there is a relatively steep slope.
3) Melsted Å just upstream the coast road.
2) Melsted Å downstream the coast road. At the stretch between
the coast road and the sea you can see a lot of sea trouts on spawning run in
the months october-december.
1) Melsted Å near the outlet. The catchment area of the stream is
5,2 km2, and the stream is thus categorized as a middle-sized rift valley stream.
Allthe pictures in this section is taken 20. april 2003.