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„Buki Sudeckie” nature reserve was established in 1993 in the north-eastern part of the East Ridge of the Kaczawskie Mountains, between the villages of Nowe Rochowice in the south and Lipa in the north. It extends over 174.42 ha and includes the northern slopes of Mt Rakarnia (548 m), the headwater parts of Świekotka valley and the northern slopes of Mt Głogowiec (535 m).
The purpose of the reserve is to protect diverse forest communities with rich ground and shrub cover. The most represented is the fertile Sudetic beech forest. In the undergrowth one can find lily, common hoof, woodruff, wood anemone and bittercress. In addition, various orchids grow here, such as roundnose grenadier and broadleaf ore. In the southern part of the reserve bear leek is common within the beech forest, spreading its characteristic garlic flavour while blooming in May. Another widespread community is Central European oak-hornbeam forest, with linden, hornbeam and oak as dominant species. Along watercourses riparian forest with dominant ash occurs, sycamore, linden, beech, maple and alder being also present. Thanks to the large spatial extent, the reserve has abundant game.
No marked trails run across the reserve. Hence, it is formally inaccessible for tourists. Local forest communities may only be viewed from roads crossing the protected area and running along its boundaries.