Lövsjön is in the northern part of Nynäshamn municipality, approx. 4-5 km west of Hemfosa.
The lake is approx. 2.5 km long, and narrow, in a wetland area with a continuous area of reeds and sedge. Once the snow has melted in spring, the floods provide a clear water surface which partly dries up during the summer.
The lake is surrounded by large areas of open farmland. However, access to the lake is difficult, as large parts of its are surrounded by dense forest. There are observation points on the south-western part of the lake, in Grödby, where there is an open field sloping down to the lake. The central and northern parts of the lake can be surveyed from Korpberget on the north-eastern part of the lake and from the rocks on the north-western side.
As the area in general and the observation points in particular can be relatively difficult to visit, it is a good idea to consult a topographical map.
Particular care must be taken close to the northern parts of the lake in spring and early summer as there are cranes sitting on nests in the reeds. The cranes will abandon their nests if they are disturbed by people.
The endangered species here include 5-6 pairs of crane, whooper swan, pochard, teal, marsh harrier, Eurasian hobby, honey buzzard, spotted crake and water rail.
Other endangered species which may be spotted include little ringed plover, lesser spotted woodpecker and large numbers of sedge warblers. All the species of swimming ducks, 50 or so whooper swans and a small number of greylag and Canada geese normally rest here during the spring.
How to get here by car:
Follow the road between Sorunda and Tungelsta or the road between from Nynäsvägen and Grödby passing through Segersäng.
How to get here by bus:
Bus from Västerhaninge or Nynäshamn. Get off at Västerby or Grödby, then follow bypaths and sometimes just tracks to the rocks at the northern end of the lake or to the sloping meadow on the lake's southern side.
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