There are a few patches of Western European broadleaf forest ecosystems on the western fringes of the areas occupied by the Early Medieval Slavic-speaking communities, in Austria, Czech Republic (Bohemian Massif), western Germany (Central German Uplands, Bavarian Plateau) and adjacent areas. It is essentially composed of lowland and alti-montane beech and mixed beech forests It also includes small areas of sub-Mediterranean and meso-supra-Mediterranean downy oak forests and mixed oak hornbeam forests. This ecoregion hosts a good variety of animal species, birds in particular, and formerly a range of larger mammals.
|Beech forest, Vtáčnik, Slovakia (Wikipedia)|
|Broadleaf forest (naturepl.com)|
|Map of distribution of W. European Broadleaf Forest (Encyclopedia of the Earth)|
Globalspecies.org Google map of the western European Broadleaf forests