Csanadalberti is located in the south-eastern part of Csongrad County. Pitvaros is 2 km east and Mako is 20 km west from our village. It is located on the eastern edge of the Csongrad plains. Our landscape has the typical features of this scenery. It lies on the road, which connecting Mezohegyes to Mako.
Around our village you can find the protected natural reserve of Csikospuszta.
Size: 1530 ha
Number of Homes : 242
Population : 423
County: Csongrád county
Administrational region: Makó
Post code: 6915
Micro region: Csongrad Plains
Small region: Bekes-Csongrad Plains
Middle region: Körös-Maros Plains
Bigger region: Great Hungarian Plains
On the eastern side of our village there are smaller agricultural fields while on the western side you can find deeper mosaic-like fields.
The present network of the Száraz-ér (Dry Stream) flows all around our village and also the thousand years old dead riverbeds of the River Maros.
This network is the most consistent on the western side of our village and here you can find the richest natural habitat too. Along the streams there are many ridges in different size, which is the result of river erosions. This variety gives a more mosaic-like usage of the land. Along the streams there are riverside trees, small woods, scrublands and grassland.
Pastoralism has completely disappeared from the surrounding area of our township. In the ancient riverbeds there is plenty of water nowadays too, especially in the rainy years. In these years the tussocks come alive. In the dry years only the deeper parts get wet. In the Száraz-ér (Dry Stream) you can find plenty of different fish species, European pond turtle and rarely otters too. You can also find many bird species here such as, western marsh harriers, grey herons, great egrets, mallards, garganeys, Eurasian reed warblers and great reed warblers.
Along the streams in spring time you can see the bloom of the camomile while at the end of the summer you can see the flowers of the Limonium. Along the shores you can often find yellow bedstraws and purple salvias. At the same place you can find many mantis too. These areas are protected by the Natura 2000. These protected lands are often visited by the common kestrels, red-footed falcons, European rollers and common buzzards.
In the surrounding rural lands you can find every species, which are typical in this area: Eurasian skylarks, common pheasants, lesser grey shrikes, Eurasian golden orioles. Meanwhile in the urban area along the Main Street there are a couple of white storks and you can hear black redstarts singing their songs. In the dark of the night little and barn owls are hunting for rodents, which lives in abandoned buildings.
Our village is rich in natural wonders. We strongly advise to take a walk around in any season to experience this beauty. On the western edge of the township you can find the Black Hill, which could be a perfect destination for a short hike.
Text and photo: Balogh Gábor