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.
You can contribute to reversing this situation by working with natur&ëmwelt to actively maintain important dry grasslands to improve their biodiversity and provide additional habitat on:
- Saturday, 30 November in the Deiwelskopp nature reserve, near Moersdorf; and
- Saturday, 7 December in an old gypsum quarry, near Erpeldange (Bous).
Both events are from 9am to 1:30pm.
For more information and to register, please consult this page.
Details on the exact meeting location will be sent to those who register.
The dates for additional opportunities to work for nature can be found in natur&ëmwelt’s “Fit by nature – Chantiers nature 2019-2020” programme.
If you would like to be informed of future events about biodiversity and wild pollinators, such as bumblebees, solitary bees, and butterflies, please join our mailing list by registering on this page.
Please forward this invitation to other people that are interested in nature and the environment so we can grow our community.
We look forward to working with you!
Georges Moes and Elena Granda Alonso, natur&ëmwelt
John Park, Bee Together
footnote 1: Hallmann CA, Sorg M, Jongejans E, Siepel H, Hofland N, Schwan H, et al. (2017) More than 75 percent decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas. PLoS ONE 12(10): e0185809. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0185809
view from the top of the quarry near Erpeldange (Bous), October 2019, photo (CC BY-SA) John Park