Blooming splendor: On hay meadows, nature unfolds in a colorful way. © District Office
Recently, a mowing meadow project has been underway in the district: The condition of countless flower meadows is to be determined. District Administrator Josef Niedermaier supports the campaign.
Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen – They bloom colourfully, exude a wonderful fragrance and at the same time create added value for people and nature: flower meadows. This is exactly what a project in the district of Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen, the Mähwiesen, is now dedicated to.
The aim behind this is to determine the condition of the meadows through their plant species, reports the district office in a press release. Based on this, targeted measures for the preservation of the areas can then be proposed. According to the letter, mowing meadows are characterized by many colorful flowering plants as well as a wide variety of butterflies, wild bees and other animal species, "which find a habitat here that has become rare".
Mowing meadow project: Areas are inspected by experts
Until next year, the meadows and their flora will be examined by experts. Together with the lower nature conservation authority Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen, the project areas were selected. They are located in the municipalities of Bad Tölz, Dietramszell, Egling, Gaißach, Geretsried, Königsdorf, Lenggries, Wackersberg and Wolfratshausen. The project sponsor is the government of Upper Bavaria, the State Ministry for the Environment and Consumers finances the whole thing.
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Specialist offices from Klagenfurt and Landsberg am Lech are accompanying the project. District Administrator Josef Niedermaier supports the idea. He emphasizes: "The preservation of colorful hay meadows in the Isar Valley is at the same time the preservation of our cultural landscape and homeland." The Lower Nature Conservation Authority also advises farmers on the subject. The contact persons for this are the experts for nature conservation and biodiversity consulting.
At an event in autumn, for example, experiences on site-appropriate management will be exchanged and funding opportunities will be discussed. In order to give interested parties an impression of the variety of flowers and insects in the meadows, guided hikes to various hay meadows are to take place in summer. KOF
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