700-acre Gråsten Nor is one of the largest continuous meadow areas in Funen County. Formerly, Gråsten Nor was a shallow marine area but was reclaimed in 1856 and drained with a view to grazing and farming.
Today Gråsten Nor consists of cultivated fields, small bogs and grazing meadows that are flooded in spring and winter for the great benefit of birds and amphibians. The meadows have a great biodiversity of both flora and fauna and are one of the most important foraging areas for many wading birds as they migrate north or south. In spring, the meadows are covered with the beautiful, protected, lilac-coloured Western Marsh Orchid - roughly 10,000 grow in the meadows of Gråsten Nor.