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April 2024

Wild Service Tree

2024-04-15T09:41:40+02:00

Wild Service Tree A splash of color in autumn The wild service tree (Torminalis glaberrima) is a small tree that reaches a height of 15-20 meters, similar to maple. It grows in deciduous forests, scrublands, on rocky slopes, and among cliffs. The flowers are creamy-white, five-petaled, clustered in small bunches. They are fragrant and highly sought after by pollinating insects ; they bloom between April and May. The fruits (sorbs) are small ovoid pomes with a tangy taste, much appreciated by birds and edible: they used to be eaten dried or used to make brandy. Did you know? The leaves [...]

Wild Service Tree2024-04-15T09:41:40+02:00

St. John’s Wort

2024-04-04T13:45:46+02:00

St. John's Wort To treat... wounds St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum, Hypericaceae family) includes numerous varieties, similar to each other. The beautiful yellow flowers have five petals and numerous stamens These plants grow solitary or in colonies, forming in this case beautiful patches of golden yellow mixed with reddish; in fact, the flowers last little, after a day they are already withered, they become felted and turn rusty red in color. St. John's Wort grows at the edges of woods, along hedges, in grassy places, and along roadsides. It is visited by numerous species of pollinating insects The leaves when [...]

St. John’s Wort2024-04-04T13:45:46+02:00

March 2024

Vanessa Atalanta Tireless traveler 馃

2024-04-04T13:41:59+02:00

Vanessa Atalanta Tireless traveler The Vanessa atalanta, also known as the Red Admiral , is a beautiful large butterfly belonging to the Nymphalidae family, easily recognizable by its vibrant and characteristic coloring. The Atalanta can live for a long time, up to about 11 months, so much so that it can occasionally be observed even in winter. It is widespread from plains to mountains, often found in vegetable gardens, parks, and gardens. The caterpillar primarily develops on nettles or wallflowers . Did you know? The Atalanta is a great traveler, moving between Northern Europe and the northern regions of Africa, [...]

Vanessa Atalanta Tireless traveler 馃2024-04-04T13:41:59+02:00

A before-and-after view from our partner CITA Arag贸n in Spain!

2024-03-27T08:14:57+01:00

A before-and-after view from our partner CITA Arag贸n in Spain! Intervention: Aromatic shrub species planting. : Salvia lavandulifolia, Dorycnium pentaphylum, Santolina chamaecyparissus, Salvia rosmarinus. LIFE Programme #LIFEprogramme #LIFEproject #EUpollinators #impollinatori #api #pollinators #bees LIFE 4 Pollinators LIFE Greenchange Life BEEadapt Universit脿 Ca' Foscari Venezia United Nations Biodiversity The Pollinator Partnership BeeLife European Beekeeping Coordination polli.NET

A before-and-after view from our partner CITA Arag贸n in Spain!2024-03-27T08:14:57+01:00

A before-and-after view from our partner CITA Arag贸n in Spain!

2024-03-27T08:25:57+01:00

Another before-and-after view from our partner CITA Arag贸n in Spain! Intervention: Creation of a flowering margin in an alfalfa field. : Papaver roheas, Centaurea cyanus, Nigella damascena, Sinapis alba, Coriandrum sativum. LIFE Programme #LIFEprogramme #LIFEproject #EUpollinators #impollinatori #api #pollinators #bees LIFE 4 Pollinators LIFE Greenchange Life BEEadapt Universit脿 Ca' Foscari Venezia United Nations Biodiversity The Pollinator Partnership BeeLife European Beekeeping Coordination polli.NET

A before-and-after view from our partner CITA Arag贸n in Spain!2024-03-27T08:25:57+01:00

A before-and-after view from our partner CITA Arag贸n in Spain!

2024-03-27T08:34:33+01:00

A before-and-after view from our partner CITA Arag贸n in Spain! Intervention: Species poor grasslands enrichment. LIFE Programme #LIFEprogramme #LIFEproject #EUpollinators #impollinatori #api #pollinators #bees LIFE 4 Pollinators LIFE Greenchange Life BEEadapt Universit脿 Ca' Foscari Venezia United Nations Biodiversity The Pollinator Partnership BeeLife European Beekeeping Coordination polli.NET

A before-and-after view from our partner CITA Arag贸n in Spain!2024-03-27T08:34:33+01:00

More news from our partner CITA Arag贸n in Spain: a before-and-after view!

2024-03-13T08:49:40+01:00

More news from our partner CITA Arag贸n in Spain: a before-and-after view! This is how the margin of the aromatic species planting area looked like in February 2022, before the intervention. We sowed in this area in November 22 and this is what it looks like now, in February 2024! LIFE Programme #LIFEprogramme #LIFEproject #EUpollinators #impollinatori #api #pollinators #bees LIFE 4 Pollinators LIFE Greenchange Life BEEadapt Universit脿 Ca' Foscari Venezia United Nations Biodiversity The Pollinator Partnership BeeLife European Beekeeping Coordination polli.NET

More news from our partner CITA Arag贸n in Spain: a before-and-after view!2024-03-13T08:49:40+01:00

More news 馃摙 from our partner CITA Arag贸n in Spain!

2024-03-04T11:36:27+01:00

More news from our partner CITA Arag贸n in Spain! A large number of Calendula arvensis plants are in bloom at the moment. And, we have more than just pollinators.... Argiope bruennichi female #LIFEprogramme #LIFEproject #EUpollinators #impollinatori #api #pollinators #bees LIFE 4 Pollinators LIFE Greenchange Life BEEadapt Universit脿 Ca' Foscari Venezia United Nations Biodiversity The Pollinator Partnership BeeLife European Beekeeping Coordination polli.NET

More news 馃摙 from our partner CITA Arag贸n in Spain!2024-03-04T11:36:27+01:00

February 2024

Common heather

2024-03-04T11:16:06+01:00

Common heather Among the flowers of the heathland Heather (scientific name Calluna vulgaris) creates the compact formations typical of the so-called "heathland," carpeting it with violet flowers. With its very small leaves closely packed to the stem, it adapts well to the typical aridity of these environments. Heather grows up to 60 cm tall, and the flowers form violet inflorescences at the top of the stems and branches; sometimes white flowers may appear. Heather is evergreen and provides food for many wild animals: various bird species feed on the seeds, and bees collect nectar to produce a dark honey , [...]

Common heather2024-03-04T11:16:06+01:00

Wayfaring tree

2024-02-14T09:47:20+01:00

Wayfaring tree Common along waysides Viburnum lantana is a shrub that grows up to 5 meters tall, found from plains to mid-mountain regions; it grows at the edges of woods and hedges. This shrub enlivens the landscape in May-June with its large white inflorescences that attract pollinators . In the autumn, the leaves take on a beautiful reddish color . The fruits are initially red and turn black as they mature . Although they may look attractive, they are toxic to humans but are sought after by birds and small mammals that spread their seeds. In fact, this is one [...]

Wayfaring tree2024-02-14T09:47:20+01:00
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