In many different ways over the years to come, improvements will be made to these habitats, while simultaneously stimulating people’s interest in these topics.

Excavators for Nature

Using heavy equipment, flat areas are created on the banks of the quarry lakes, and this creates a diverse habitat. Depending on the water’s depth and the available light, reeds (Phragmites), water-lilies (Nuphar) and flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus) take root. And natural riparian forests with Alder (Alnus) and Willow (Salix) can develop along temporarily flooded shorelines.

Also the backwaters of the River Main are modeled by excavators. In their natural state, they hold back the rising water levels and are at the same time valuable habitats for birds and insects.

Through the movement of topsoil, depressions are formed that can temporarily catch water during floods and heavy rain. Then, during the hot summer months, they dry up. These small habitats are typical of a flood plain and accommodate very special flora and fauna. more

Colorful Flowering Meadows

And in the end, landscapes are transformed into colorful flowering meadows. Since many of the typical species of these meadows only require modest nutrients, the fertilized topsoil must be pushed off. Afterwards, these areas are seeded with “mowed” seeds, taken from the hay of so-called donor meadows, for the targeted sowing of Hay-blossom (Flores graminis) meadows. more

Developmental Aid for Specific Circumstances

Floating rafts create nesting sites for rare bird species such as the Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) or the Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius). Braided nests should invite the White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) and other birds to breed. more

Understand Nature

With observation posts and towers, it is possible to gain new insights. Adventure trails let us rediscover nature in many different ways. more



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Bernhard Struck

(Landkreis Bamberg)

Bernd Flieger

(Landkreis Lichtenfels)

Andreas Laudensack

(StMUV Bayern)