Visiting Biotopes: Two Evening excursions
During this excursion we wil discover in the often visited local recreation area of Zumikon and Ebmatingen, several places of renaturation. On our way we will get to know the ecological corners and learn about measures to support nature, such as heap of stones or branches along the edge of the forest and of course our big project, the dry stone wall. From there on we'll continue to the the former dumpsite, which has become now a spawning ground for many amphibians. And why should we be going in the evening? With some luck, we hope to hear a concert of frogs to finish off our excursion.
Time: Friday 10. May 2019
Meeting point: Forchbahn station Waltikon, 7 pm.
Guides: Nicole Seglias, board member and Hanspeter Tschanz, specialist for amphibians.
End: ca. 9.30 pm, Süessblätz, Ebmatingen.
For those, who need transport back, there will be the possibility of a lift back to Waltikon.
Cost: Contribution of SFR 5.-
Bring along: Adequat footwear and clothes, if available: binoculars
The golf course in Zumikon as undergone a major rebuilding, however, not only the greens and fairways have been renovated, but also surrounding areas. This has been done in a way creating many habitats for biodiversity. The golf course and its surroundings has become now one of the major sanctuaries of nature of the whole area. Michael Gerber, the president of the local nature club and president of the commitee responsible for the care of the plot, will guide us to some of the species riche ecological niches. During the excursion we will see whether the efforts to create nature habits along the greens will yield fruit.
Time: Monday 20. May 2019
Meeting point: 7:30 pm, near the facility building of the golf course (Note: NOT the main Club house!)
Guides: Michael Gerber
End: 9 pm
Cost: Collection for the NVMZ
Bring along: Adequat footwear and clothes, if available: binoculars.