A lot of snow is to be expected above 2,400 metres above sea level. The hiking trails at this altitude are not passable.

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Busy colonies – wood ants in Parc Ela

Excursion to the hard-working forest workers - Excursion with Carole Spori from Pro Natura Graubünden


31.07.2024 from 17:15 to 18:45 o'clock
Free I Collection
The "Easy for return" applies here – if you travel by public transport, you can return for free! All information at www.fahrtziel-natur.ch/de/reiseangebote

A summer evening with the hard-working forest workers - In the forest near Lantsch/Lenz you will discover the tightly organised societies of wood ants with Carole Spori from Pro Natura Graubünden.

"Among the ants you will find weavers, butchers, animal breeders, bricklayers, cardboard manufacturers, bakers, mushroom growers, gardeners, warriors and pacifists, slave hunters, thieves, robbers and parasites, but no professors, nor popular orators, regents, bureaucrats and generals, not even corporals, nor capitalists and speculators, nor babblers." Auguste Forel, 1921, "The Ants and Man"

Wood ants enrich the forest ecosystem in many ways and are therefore considered a key species. They regulate the population of pests, improve soil quality through their nests, spread plants along their paths on the forest floor, increase the production of forest honey and occupy an important place in the food chain. To survive as a colony, they need light and an intact nest. Neither is guaranteed in the forests used for forestry and leisure. This makes it all the more important to give the tiny organizational talents a big stage.
Equipment: Long pants, closed shoes, magnifying glass (if available)
Meeting place
Meeting point: Lantsch/Lenz Biathlon Arena


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