February 2024

Common heather


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


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

Good news from our partner CITA Aragón in Spain


Good news from our partner CITA Aragón in Spain! Getting ready for spring! Carrying out maintenance works in the interventions of the LIFE PollinAction project in the Ejea de los Caballeros site LIFE Programme #LIFEprogramme #LIFEproject #EUpollinators #impollinatori #api #pollinators #bees LIFE 4 Pollinators LIFE Greenchange Life BEEadapt Università Ca' Foscari Venezia United Nations Biodiversity The Pollinator Partnership BeeLife European Beekeeping Coordination polli.NET

Good news from our partner CITA Aragón in Spain2024-02-14T09:41:11+01:00

🌸🍃The Devil’s Bit (scientific name Succisa pratensis)


The Devil's Bit The Devil's Bit (scientific name Succisa pratensis) is a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the Dipsacaceae family. It is a charming plant with beautiful blue-violet flowers that grows in moist meadows, even in high mountain areas. Its inflorescences with long peduncles are composed of numerous small flowers grouped together, giving the appearance of a single spherical flower. The plant reaches a height of 1 meter. Caterpillars of various butterfly species use the Succisa as a source of nourishment. Its nectar is appreciated by endangered butterflies such as Maniola jurtina and Phengaris alcon. Did you know? A legend [...]

🌸🍃The Devil’s Bit (scientific name Succisa pratensis)2024-02-05T11:09:11+01:00
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