You have very likely noticed that you need to clean your car windshield less often than you did years ago. When you are driving on a sunny summer’s day, rarely do insects hit your windshield. Last year, research undertaken by the Entomological Society Krefeld uncovered the numbers behind this phenomenon: a reduction of more than 75% of the flying insect biomass in the last 27 years (footnote 1).
You can contribute to reversing this situation by working with natur&ëmwelt to actively maintain a meadow in an old gypsum quarry near Erpeldange (Bous).
This historical site needs to be mowed and cleared of unwanted shrubs to keep it open as a meadow, which will benefit the local flora and fauna, including pollinators. As this dry grassland site is quite isolated, we will give nature a helping hand to improve the biodiversity by sowing seeds, obtained from plants cut at other calcareous grasslands. An explanation of the importance of our work will be given at the event. After our hard work, soup will be provided at the site. If you would prefer vegetarian soup, please let us know.
Please register on or before Wednesday, 4 December. After your registration, you will receive details of the meeting location near Erpeldange (Bous). If the weather conditions are unfavourable, you will receive a cancellation email.
What to wear/bring:
- footwear, ideally boots, with a good grip, and
- clothes suited to the weather conditions that you do not mind getting wet and dirty.
- gloves, if you have them,
- at least 1 litre of drinking water and
- a change of clothes.
Tools will be provided.