Nature Reserves in Liechtenstein - Halos
With a fourth and last part, Philately Liechtenstein is completing its popular special stamp series on nature reserves in Liechtenstein. The motifs captured by Dietmar Walser and Johannes Frigg in the area of Hälos in Triesen were submitted to the highly popular photo competition organised by the Fotoclub Spectral and selected from there. Both panoramic views were split down the middle, producing four stamps. They show the pond landscape in the “Spring” (left and right, face value: CHF 1.00 each) and in the “Summer” (left and right, face value: CHF 1.00).
The stamps were refined with silver foil embossing and are shown twice each on one 8-stamp sheetlet. Hälos in Triesen is the largest continuous pond landscape in Liechtenstein and thus a valuable wetland with open water areas with different depths, many different forms of pond edges and semi-natural forests. The area is considered an important resting place for the grey heron and a brooding place and habitat for many other bird species. Besides being an important spawning ground for amphibians, this has again served as a home to beavers since 2012.