Biotope excursion: Why do butterflies & Co love sunny, poor slopes?
Not only butterflies love lawn blossoms, honey wasps and wild bees also enjoy them. Particularly steep limestone slopes which tend to dry out at times, have always been used as extensive pastures and were thus able to create a more original area Maintain diversity of plant species. In addition to the beneficial effects of the vegetation on the cattle that graze on it, this comes first Line benefits insects who find a place of refuge because they have not been mowed. There is still enough food on offer during the summer season, which is less blooming. Allow around 3 hours for the excursion. The excursion is also particularly suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years. They have their own playful program with lots of fun.
Under the expert guidance of Rosemarie Zöhrer, you will learn interesting facts about these fascinating and mostly rare biotopes and their characteristic flora and fauna on a hike through moors and even rather poor pastures.
For children between the ages of 6 and 12, Agnes Steininger has designed their own playful program to explore the habitats of insects. As part of a short hike, there are many naturalist breaks, e.g. to observe insects with a magnifying glass.
Registration is not required and participation in the tour is free.
The excursion takes place in all weathers.
Date: Saturday, 08/07/2021
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Duration: approx. 3 hours
Meeting point: Schwende/Bergblick bus stop
Excursion leaders: Agnes Steininger and Rosemarie Zöhrer
Bring: Sturdy shoes and weather protection, binoculars and magnifying glasses if available, drinks and snacks as required
Organizer: Gemeinde Mittelberg and the environmental and climate protection department in the Vorarlberg state government.