flowering meadows


Flowering meadows of the city of Konz

Flowering meadows in the city of Konz

To support the regional insect and small animal population, the city of Konz has been converting open spaces into flowering meadows for several years.

Species-rich meadows that have many flowering and herbaceous plants are colloquially referred to as blooming meadows. They serve to support the insect population.

“Once the bee disappears from the face of the earth, man has only four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more humans.”
-Albert Einstein-

  • Locations of insect pastures

    • Könen at the Saarspitze: approx. 1,000 square meters
    • 2 areas in Niedermennig: approx. 2,000 square meters
    • Roscheid - next to the cemetery: approx. 1,500 square meters
    • Roscheid - compensation area: approx. 1,700 square meters
    • Mennig - compensation area: approx. 1,700 square meters
    • Saar bank - horse garden: approx. 1,000 square meters
    • Moselle foothills: approx. 1,500 square meters
    • Karthaus exit, Triererstrasse
    • Lindenstrasse - Along sidewalk
    • Berendsborn
  • Seeds used

    honey plant mix:

    • 5.0% Centaurea cyanus
    • 25.0% Phacelia
    • 5.0% Calendula officinalis
    • 2.5% Papaver rhoeas
    • 5.0% Anethum graveolens
    • 10.0% Heliantus annuus
    • 2.5% Melilotus officinalis
    • 12.5% Trifolium incarnatum
  • Tasks of a flower meadow

    A flowering meadow provides habitat for animal and plant species and thus promotes biodiversity. The insects feed on nectar and pollen, they come to lay their eggs on the unmown stems and leaves. The offspring can develop there. They also provide a habitat for small animals such as hedgehogs, birds and the like.

  • Destination of a flower meadow

    Flowering meadows offer retreats for endangered species in an urban landscape and serve as life rafts, so to speak. The more species-rich the flower pastures - i.e. the greater the variety of native flowering plants, wild herbs and grasses - the more different animal species find a home there.