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I already did a lot of research on which domestic plants are needed to protect #Endangered #Pollinators like some #Butterflies and #Bees and I ordered lots of seeds.
Apparently on one site I put a plant instead of seeds in my cart, so now I already have a hemp-agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum) next to the pond.
Many #Butterfly and #Moth species that are rare in the area and some of which are strictly protected in Vienna are specialized on sucking nectar from hemp-agrimony, so I'm very much looking forward to when it will bloom.
I'll soon write up more info about the plant here:
Today I also planted some seeds and seed-mixes. Others aren't supposed to be planted before August. Anyways next year there should be a lot more butterflies, moths, bees and other useful insects in the garden. 😀
I want this garden to be a refuge for #Endangered species, by reintroducing more domestic plants that are endangered and/or that are food sources for endangered animals.
I'll start with #WildFlowers that are nectar sources for pollinators, especially #Bees and #Butterflies.
I found a list of butterflies that are highly endangered and protected with priority in #Vienna (it's in German, but there is a list of Latin names):
Next I'll research which domestic plants these species like the most as nectar sources and what their caterpillars eat.
I suspect the best way to get more of the plants I want is to stop watering an mowing (parts of) the lawn.
#SaveTheBees #SaveTheInsects #EndangeredSpecies #Extinction
Picture credit: #CCbySA 3.0 Heiko Blaeser
I don't keep bees (maybe one day). But this is incredibly worrying. We think someone has been using chemicals which have killed them. Which is why I never use chemical in the garden.
For this many to be found, I wonder if someone does have a hive nearby?
Anyway, all very worrying.
Which the #bees really love (see first pic)
More pics on the blog: http://www.gwenfarsgarden.info/2019/05/florespondence-camassia-leichtlinii.html
#Bees #solarpunk #Gardening
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