This natural miracle was given to us by… a glacier, the Opinion writes. Long time ago, during the slide of ice masses and soil, the bulbs of the wild daffodil (Narcissus angustifolius) "migrated" to the place where the reserve of this flower is now situated.
Usually this seemingly tender, but enduring plant grows at altitudes above 1000 meters above sea level. But the population in the Kireshi tract, near the Transcarpathian town of Khust, is unique both is its location, and its size: it is the largest narcissus population in Central Europe. This place has been officially protected since the Austria-Hungarian reign, and now belongs to the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve, which preserves the Valley as a valuable ecosystem extending over 250 hectares of meadows and swamps.
For visitors, the Narcissus Valley is a holiday that comes every May. And for Transcarpathia, it is one of the main tourist attractions. When visiting the reserve, it should be borne in mind that you can admire the daffodils, which, of course, are listed in the Red Book of Ukraine, only from special observation dects, and picking up flowers is strictly forbidden. After all, this place is valuable for its natural, tender, and transient beauty, which should be treated accordingly: as a generous gift of nature.