Biodiversity in settlement areasBlooming Vulkaneifel

The “Blooming Vulkaneifel” project is based on the ecological green space concept of the Vulkaneifel district, which wants to set a model for public administrations and convert its own public green spaces into ecologically valuable areas.Discover here how you can contribute to increasing biodiversity in residential areas. Even small measures for you can mean the world for small creatures.

“Experience nature!” 

A project for kids from the district youth welfare office, the Lower Nature Conservation Authority, the climate protection management and the Vulkaneifel Nature and Geopark


Öffentliche Grünfläche der Kreisverwaltung Landkreis Vulkaneifel im ersten Jahr

Flower-rich meadows (public green spaces)

Grassland is one of the most landscape-defining biotopes in our Volcanic Eifel. In addition to intensively used multi-cut meadows, we also find species-rich grassland in our natural area. The diverse seas of flowers on a green background inspire admiration in most viewers. In contrast to this are the inner-city lawns. Here, a lawn that is kept short and regularly “cleanly” mowed is what many people expect.

Kleiner Fuchs - Aglais urticae

Natural green space maintenance and natural gardens

Natural green space maintenance in public spaces as well as natural gardening in private spaces means that nature is given space in otherwise very well-maintained areas. This can range from smaller, wild corners to entire gardens and entire parks.

Alte Obstbäume im zeitigen Frühjahr

Orchards in residential areas

In the European cultural and historical landscape, orchards are probably the most species-rich biotope. They go back to the traditional form of fruit growing, in which tall fruit trees, as the name suggests, are scattered across the meadow. The fruit trees usually differ in age, species and varieties.

Lavasandtagebau in der Vulkaneifel

Nesting places in the ground and in mounds

Through the extensive maintenance of green spaces, the planting of native perennials and the creation of orchards, the food supply for animals is significantly increased. Many insect species already find breeding opportunities there. Grasshopper species, for example, lay their eggs on grass, which they also feed on.

Steinhaufen in der Vulkaneifel

Piles of stones as a habitat

Natural stone piles and walls in the wild were created either by the melting of glaciers or as a weathering product of the existing rock, i.e. rock that is located on or near the earth's surface. Such naturally formed stone piles can still be admired in protected areas today.


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