Brusnik, secluded VOLCANIC HRID BRUSNIK

BRUSNIK, 43 ° 00 'N and 15 ° 48' E, an uninhabited islet, 12 NM west of Komiža and 2 NM southeast of the island of Saint (St. Andrew). The small island is long 320 m wide, 205 m, 30 m high covers an area of 4.5 ha. With the islands and apple Kamik one of the smallest in this part of the archipelago.

The island was in 1951. protected as a natural monument because of its special geological structure, but also flora and fauna of which some species and endemic species. Brusnik eastern side is steep and rocky while the milder western slopes towards the sea, creating a small beach, but few of the beautiful pebbles. Eruptive rocks are conglomerates, cemented sediments in limestone. Middle of the island stretches along the valley whose sides rise the massive rocks of diabase. Part of the island under the sea is covered with channels through which sea water penetrates the surface. This boon of nature are used Komisa fishermen and distanced some of the sea, and get so "Jastožera" lakes - the pools for the storage of lobsters caught. They have them during fishing in fall and spring months, allowed a longer stay in the waters around Brusnik.

For the strong south, which in winter can blow with gale force, the valley fill on the island by sea, thus creating one of, two separate islands. This island is a moon landscape, provides a very poor living conditions that despite booming and flourishing in its own way. We find that the endemic brusničku knapweed (subtype Star thistle), an abundance of capers, which is from May adorns a beautiful, delicate flowers, and trees grow here with your representative tamarisk, and other plant species taken, mainly, bird faeces or wind. Since the most interesting fauna, and also the most representative, endemic, brusnička black lizard with a buck along the flank has freckles beautiful turquoise-blue color, which, from a distance looks like stripes. There are also rabbits tours a few years ago, probably from someone's whim. These quick and timid animals have adapted to new habitats, and they are very noticeable. However, the most numerous inhabitants of this, most likely a single island are seagulls, who are on it and the nest. This is only a small part of the story Brusnik world to him and about him. Much more could you talk to fishermen whose nets and made uplitani dreams of a better tomorrow, where it would be more laughter than concern that abounds today. Join us on a journey to this island that in ancient rocks yet keep their fire long-extinct volcanoes.

Enjoy with respect for the beauty of life on it.