Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)
A dam reservoir located on the border of hilly areas and plain fields in the middle part of Miyagi Prefecture, Lake Kejonuma has been maintained as a large reservoir for irrigation made in a valley of a hilly area. Trapa japonica thrive in the shallow water areas, while Phragmites australis and other hydrophytes grow along narrow zone of the shorelines.
Although parks and other facilities are provided on the lakesides, other areas comprise paddy fields, fields, discontinuous secondary forests of Quercus serrata and Castanea crenata trees, plantation of Cyryptomeria japonica and scattered residential grounds – an area of “SATOYAMA” feature that is closely connected with human life.
Area & Coordinates
351ha 38°38′N 140°58′E
Wildlife Protection Area (Local)
Tachybaptus ruficollis, Ardea cinerea, Anas poecilorhyncha, Accipiter gentilis, Buteo buteo, Fulica atra, Motacilla alba , Cettia diphone,
Nycticorax nycticorax, Egretta intermedia, Actitis hypoleucos, Cuculus canorus, Cuculus poliocephalus,
Cygnus cygnus, Cygnus columbianus, Anser albifrons, Anser fabalis, Turdus naumanni, Emberiza schoeniclus, Uragus sibiricus