Description of work
Wildflower meadows are threatened with extinction, the percentage of these meadows has been declining steadily after the end of World War II, mostly due to urbanisation and agricultural needs. And with the disappearance of wildflower meadows also disappeared an important habitat for many wildlife species. As a result, native wildflowers and wild animals are becoming increasingly rare. Creation of wildflower meadows near homes no matter how big or small is therefore a major step forward in conservation of wildlife.
Wildflowers, or flowers that are native to a particular area and have not been cultivated nor modified in any way play an important role in maintenance of biodiversity and a balance in ecosystem. Wildflower meadows help preserve native flowers some of which are on the edge of extinction as well as attract a number of animal species which feed on wildflowers or other animals found in wildflower meadows, while some create themselves a home in these meadows. Nectar-producing flowers are frequently visited by honey bees, bumblebees and butterflies, larvae of butterflies and moths graze on the leaves, while birds and small mammals hunt for insects and search for other types of food. The re-creation of old meadows creates a little world on its own but it also offers a number of advantages to the gardeners.
The awareness of protection and conservation of wildlife has significantly increased and many gardeners are reducing the size of their laws to provide wild animal species a habitat as similar to the natural one as possible.
- Date: July 20, 2015
- Categories: Landscaping, Wildflower