Biotope Blog

Biotope Blog

On this page we keep you updated on everything concerning the BioDiversum. How is the progess on the construction work? What animals and plants are there to see? What else is going on? Find out here!


February 12, 2024

More than just a box full of seeds

As the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, many of us think about how we can help wild birds through the cold season – with a bird feeder. We at the BioDiversum also provide our birds with valuable treats (not only in winter).

But a bird feeder in winter is more than just a food source: According to a new study from the Swedish University of Lund, winter feeding also positively affects birds’ health. With more reserves available, birds do not need to lower their body temperature as much at night to save energy, which is especially helpful in the case of feverish infections. The bottom line is that birds with access to feeders use less energy to fight an infection.

The study results encourage us to continue feeding the birds in the BioDiversum all year round. We believe it is an important contribution to the well-being of our little feathered friends in a changing environment.

Want to know how the Swedish researchers found all this out? Read the original publication here.


January 02, 2024

Playfully through the biotope

Our trainees have contributed two interactive information boards to the round tour of the BioDiversum. As part of the “Azubiprojekt” (apprentice project), they designed and built a quiz board and a board with a wildlife memory.

We are very happy about the new boards and would like to thank all trainees for their commitment!

 


 

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