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Eröffnung Naturlehrpfad Wildbienen- und Vogelschutz mit dem Schwarzwaldverein Schwörstadt

Der Naturlehrpfad wurde am Ostermontag, den 19.04.22 eingeweiht. Die Osterwanderung des Schwarzwaldvereins fand unter der Leitung von Clemens Rüttnauer mit Osternestsuche für die Kinder statt. Ihren Abschuss fand diese auf dem Naturlehrpfad- Gelände in Dossenbach. Rolf Schmidt und Uli Hälker verwöhnten die Mitglieder des Vereins und weitere Besucher mit gegrillten Speisen und Getränken, während auf der Streuobstwiese ein Eierlauf für die mehr als 50 Besucher stattfand. Es war ein ausgelassener Spaß für kleine und große Kinder. Es ging aber auch um das Sammeln von Punkten, welche zu einem Beitrag der Stiftung Wald schafft Zukunft zur Ukraine-Hilfe vor Ort durch Hilfsgütertransporte führte. So spendeten die Besucher und die Stiftung gemeinschaftlich 876,- Euro für die Spende an die "Röm.-Kath. Kirchengemeinde Wehr" - Stichwort Ukraine-Hilfe. Zu guter Letzt entschloß sich der Vorstand des Schwarzwaldverein den Spendenbetrag auf 1.000 Euro aufzustocken und daraus eine runde Sache zu machen. Allen Spendern - herzlichen Dank.

2022 Naturparkinsel (nature park islands) in Schwörstadt Germany project manager Helmut Hälker

Collaboration with Schwarzwaldverein Schwörstadt (Black Forest Association)

Already last year we started with a first habitat for insects. In the meantime, the parcels of land that are distributed in the municipality of Schwörstadt are increasing, islands for diverse flora and fauna. We call them nature park islands, based on the large nature parks in Baden-Württemberg and the entire Federal Republic of Germany.

The bee pastures will be laid out and expanded again this year. At the end of March, the most diverse seeds from last year's trials were sown on 7 fields and 3 parcels of land. Bumblebee boxes and other bee hotels as well as a bed of sand and a thistle were also added. This is the soil for the upcoming wild bee season.

The collaboration with Rolf Schmidt and the Black Forest Association brought another topic to the fore. More than 30 nesting sites for wrynecks, little owls, starlings and other semi-cave and cave breeders as well as 4 nests for birds of prey were hung on 7 different plots with trees. This is how the nature park islands became habitats for rare insects and birds.

A small nature trail for adults and children has now been created from two connected parcels of land in the district of Dossenbach. Posters and signs with images for the little ones show visitors the background of the facility and are to be understood as an invitation for hikers, kindergartens and school classes to pause here and get input for their own garden design.

2021 A test field for the protection of wild bees Project manager Helmut Hälker

Five different flower mixes are effective

The native wild bee species and many other insects have largely lost their habitat due to the intensive use of the areas. Of the approx. 600 wild bee species in Germany alone, 50% are threatened with extinction. Urgent protective measures are required for our environment, its flora and fauna. In order to gain a first insight into the world of wild bees, we not only made explorations with and with network partners, but also started with the construction of five test fields in the vicinity of Schwörstadt / Dossenbach on the Upper Rhine.

A garden for many insekts

The installations don't just attract wild bees

The first contacts with existing interest groups and partners give us ideas which we implement immediately. From March to the beginning of September 2021, a number of installations for the protection of native insects were implemented.


early visiters

How do we want to proceed?

As soon as the first blossoms appeared, visitors came along too. All is not lost yet, but many areas of refuge are needed for our threatened species. If we succeed in creating many suitable habitats with suitable host plants and nesting aids at short intervals, this will increase the diversity of insects again. Allotment gardeners, privateers, farmers, communities, nature conservation associations and clubs can help here. Our still small project should be the beginning of further initiatives, here on the Upper Rhine in Baden Württemberg and in the area of ​​the foundation forest in Brandenburg. There are already initial ideas for this.