Nature Diversity Days Kleinwalserzal 2021
From July 1st – July 3rd, 2021 The "Nature Diversity Days Kleinwalsertal" were celebrating their premiere. A multi-day event with excursions and lectures for nature lovers big and small Each year there will be a different focus to gain insight into the biodiversity in Kleinwalsertal. This summer, the theme "Butterflies" marked the beginning.
In cooperation with the Viel-Falter Tagfalter Monitoring (University of Innsbruck), the Tyrolean Provincial Museums and the inatura, the first „Natrurvielfalt Tage Kleinwalsertal“ (nature diversity days) took place under the theme "Butterflies". In addition to the 10 public program points all about these colorful insects, the main point of the Naturvielfalt Tage was to collect data of the biodiversity in Kleinwalsertal. During the three days the experts were able to document more than 200 species of butterflies and moths. A species "Lampropteryx otregiata", which was found at the Hörnlepass, has only been sighted at one other location in western Austria.
Nature lovers of all ages were able to look over the shoulders of the experts during exciting excursions and lectures. Did you know that there are over 4,100 species of butterflies and moths in Austria, of which only 215 species are out well-known colorful butterflies? Or that native bats in austria contribute to the natural regulation of insects population by almost exclusively eating insects?
Other excursions, such as the children's program with nature guide Diana Eckhoff, an excursion to the various habitats in the Ifen area with protected area supervisor Martin Bösch and a lecture on butterflies completed the supporting program.
In summary, the first nature diversity days in Kleinwalsertal were a complete success and we are already looking forward to next year. You can also take a look at our further nature-oriented events and excursions in the Kleinwalsertal.
And if you feel like going out into nature yourself to observe butterflies and other insects, we can warmly recommend the project "Viel-Falter Tagfalter Monitoring" (in website only german). You can easily register, take a simple online course, and then you're good to go. Observing butterflies is very easy and can be learned in a very short time. No previous knowledge is required. While you support science and conservation, discover the splendor and diversity of our native butterflies.