// May 22, 2022
A new flower meadow for insects
Planting campaign in Winterhude on Biodiversity Day!
Even more so in Himmelstraße (Heaven street)!
Right in front of the daycare center where Eva, our team lead for flower meadows, works. The parents had immediately agreed to the idea of a flower meadow and donated all the materials needed.
In this Kita, the much-used word of diversity is program: it is a place that not only cares for crèche children and kindergarten children together in one group, but also integrates children with increased support or care needs.
Parents appreciate this place because of the warm and familiar atmosphere, which is supported by a high professionalism. So it was natural for many of them to help create this biotope. The area had already been wonderfully prepared the day before in several hours of work, so that everything went quite easily today.
With a lot of creativity, the somewhat sloping terrain was terraced with old roof tiles so that the rain and watering water would not run off so quickly and could penetrate deeper into the ground.
The children were absolutely enthusiastic about it. They diligently, dug, hammered, planted and filled many small flower pots with straw and decorated them lovingly. Earwigs feel at home in them.
Old cans were creatively decorated and then filled with bamboo sticks to provide nesting sites for the insects. Afterwards, another raised bed will be created in the daycare's garden, where the children can learn to grow and harvest vegetables.
Care and planting of the other meadows
It is very easy to start a conversation, to exchange ideas and to enjoy the beauty that nature has given us and to recognize the great importance of doing something to counteract insect mortality.