Vickleby elves - classic orchid grounds
At Vickleby alvar you can experience Öland's orchid splendor in May. A few kilometers out on Vickleby alvar is the strange Resmo zone, a heavily water-bearing fracture zone that opens into Resmo källa, today the entire Mörbylånga water source.
Animal life is also representative of Stora Alvaret. Character birds are song lark, heather piping plover, and stone plover. Meadowlark looking for food in the area. Of insects, we can mention the rose-winged grasshopper and the peculiar alvar caterpillar beetle, as well as the butterflies mountain crab moth, small spinner and ochre-yellow carnation fly.
On Vickleby alvar there are traces of old roads, shepherd's huts, hake, house foundations and graves, e.g. The altar stone with associated ship setting. Life used to be very poor in the small cottages at the edge of the river. The small buildings at Vickleby alvargata are built of masonry limestone or timbered oak planks. The cottages are typical of ore settlements built outside the villages.
Source: Excursion guide by the County Administrative Board Kalmar län