First wildflower meadow created in Bühl in 2023
The Black Forest Central/North Nature Park, together with the city of Bühl and the Bühl district beekeepers’ association, opened the season for the nature park’s own species protection project “Blooming Nature Park” on March 9th. In the bee show garden of the beekeepers’ association, they laid out a wildflower meadow of around 200 square meters as part of the “Initiative Bühl buzzt”. The beekeepers’ association and the building yard of the city of Bühl had already prepared the area.
Start of the new sowing season in the blooming nature park Black Forest Central/North
Why are wildflower meadows so important in the city? “You don’t just look beautiful. Meadows with native wildflowers are also habitats for many different species of insects. We want to expand that,” explains the head of the Climate and Environment department of the city of Bühl, Martin Andreas. “We at the beekeepers’ association are also pleased that we will have a wildflower meadow in our bee show garden in addition to the insect hotel, sandarium, perennial bed and many other offers,” says Angelika Sellig from the Bühl district beekeepers’ association. “We want to show people how they can make their own garden more insect-friendly.”
A wildflower meadow provides food and habitat
As part of its “Blooming Nature Park” project, the Black Forest Central/North Nature Park provides seminars for towns, communities, clubs, companies and private individuals to learn about insect mortality and how wildflower meadows are created and cared for. At the same time, the project aims to create a greater understanding of the importance of insects visiting flowers. They do the basic work for numerous regional products such as honey or orchards.
Regional and perennial wildflower seeds
Since 2016, the nature park, together with 138 project participants to protect endangered insect species, has sowed 518 areas with site-adapted, regional and perennial wildflower seeds. It is important that the flower mixtures come from the region, are adapted to the location and are perennial, so that they are really sustainable. “Together we will make the nature park colorful,” says nature park project manager Lilli Wahli at the sowing in Bühl. “With the ecological and visual upgrade, we are helping to preserve the cultural landscape.” Numerous new areas will be added this spring.
Join us too!
Municipalities, associations, companies and private individuals are once again cordially invited to report areas to the nature park this year. The re-registration period for autumn 2023 ends on June 23. By sowing seeds in your own garden, you can also offer native insects more habitat. The following applies: Every area counts – whether small or large. Create wild areas in the garden, use perennial seeds and seedlings from the region and talk to friends and acquaintances about the topic.
The cooperation partner of the project is the regional association of Baden beekeepers, which supports the nature park in an advisory capacity. The seed mixtures are ordered via the nature park. The sowing is carried out by the local partners.