Category: Nature & Animals

Autumn is game change time

Autumn is just around the corner, the dark season begins. Right now, motorists should drive particularly carefully on forest and meadow routes because wild animals can cross the streets.

Osterfeldkopf

Active in old age: hiking holiday in late summer

Slowly the days are getting shorter again, the nights are a bit cooler and the spirit of enterprise is more active. The heat paralyzed our physical activities. The moderate temperatures during the day invite you to take a hiking holiday in the local low mountain ranges. Do something good for yourself and your body!

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Rare snail species discovered in Saarland

Saarland is not known for special snail habitats. But international researchers have discovered some rare snail species in Saarland. A total of 55 different species were found.

Swamp bed

Plants in May - an overview

The beginning of the happy month of May was relatively cold this year. Above all, the night temperatures around freezing caused plant growth to stagnate or even freeze the young shoots.

cydalima perspectalis

The boxwood borer - now active again

Yellow leaves on the boxwood, dead shoots, this could be the boxwood borer at work. The caterpillars of this inconspicuous butterfly, which has been making bare box hedges in Europe since 2006, were brought in from Asia ... information & antidotes in the text!

Every German is an average of 1kg honey a year

The big "honey wad": Every fourth tested is defective

The Stiftung Warentest tested 2019 honeys in January 36 and came to a clear result: one in four honey is defective! It turns out that good honey can neither be recognized by price nor by origin. Nevertheless, eleven products were able to convince the testers.

A squirrel is better off in the wild ...

Animals as a Christmas present

Again and again you can read that living animals are given away for Christmas. But no matter how cute an animal is, how much it is desired, it is unsuitable as a Christmas gift.

The ingredients"

Crafts with children - homemade bird feed

When winter comes, our feathered friends like to come to the bird feeder to feed themselves. Tit dumplings, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, oatmeal, wheat, raisins are their energy suppliers.

A wild boar

When the pig digs up the garden

Wild boar, but also other wild animals such as stone marten, fox or even the raccoon are drawn to residential areas near the forest. The bristle animals “invade” even in cities.

A piece of forest in the morning sun Image: Regio-Journal

The Saarland forest in harmony with nature

Around 30 years ago, the Saarland was the first federal state to establish near-natural forestry as a future form of forestry. This anniversary has now been duly celebrated.

Oak procession spinner, image: Alex Weber

We all spin, but he most of all: the oak processionary

The oak processionary moth is an inconspicuous moth that has spread across the Iberian Peninsula, southern and central Europe and in the east to southern Russia and the Middle East. The moth itself is rather harmless, the danger of this small insect with a wingspan of 25 to 36 millimeters is based on its caterpillars and is varied.

The caterpillar 's caterpillar | Image: st-SaHiB

In a nutshell: the boxwood borer

The boxwood borer, an inconspicuous, nocturnal moth, brought in by nursery goods from the Asian region, appeared in Germany for the first time in 2006. Since then it has spread invasively to Central Europe.

Water, the elixir of life

Water - the elixir of life

The source of life water. Without them we would be helpless. No matter where we look, water will always be part of our life. We drink it, eat it, we use it for washing and cooking, for cooling industrial machines and for the production of other substances.

Bee on flower

Bees: the savior of the flora

Humm, humm, humm, bee humming around ... How true is this nursery rhyme. Because with around 200 wing beats per second, the bees generate the typical buzz. Hardworking like a bee, this is also a true statement, because the approximately 50 bees of a bee colony orbit the earth 000 times a day ...

Elderflower with beetle

Elderberry - a fragrant luxury and panacea

Ringel ringel row, we are children three, sit under the holler bush, all hurry, hush, hush! Who doesn't know this counting rhyme? Many people only know elderberry as lemonade. We have uncovered a few myths and are giving two delicious recipe tips.

Cuckoo in flight, Image: Jürgen Schmidt / Wikipedia

The cuckoo is back

The cuckoo is there and with it spring. As a migratory bird, it is one of the last birds to return to the home country. Something else differentiates him from the other migratory birds.

Geraniums

10 flower boxes for sunny locations

The open-air season begins and with it the hustle and bustle in the garden and the flower boxes. Summer plants can already be found in garden centers, hardware stores and supermarkets. These can already be planted in boxes and pots, but still need to be protected at night so that they do not care but can develop splendidly. Here

Red panda

Treasure hunt on Saturday in Saarbrücken Zoo

The Saarbrücken Zoo is organizing a large treasure hunt for children on Saturday, April 21. It starts at the seal pool between 14 p.m. and 14.30 p.m. The participation cards will also be distributed there.

Forest, bridge, booze

Forest bathing, a new trend from the Far East

Japanese forest bathing - Shinrin Yoku - has been part of general health care in Asia for a long time. It is officially recognized in Japan and America, according to scientific evidence of the positive effects on the immune system.

Brown hare

Easter bunny in danger - the brown hare

The brown hare, which we call "the Easter bunny", is one of the endangered species. How come? Not only through hunting, but also intensive agricultural use.

Autumn is game change time

Autumn is just around the corner, the dark season begins. Right now, motorists should drive particularly carefully on forest and meadow routes because wild animals can cross the streets.

Osterfeldkopf

Active in old age: hiking holiday in late summer

Slowly the days are getting shorter again, the nights are a bit cooler and the spirit of enterprise is more active. The heat paralyzed our physical activities. The moderate temperatures during the day invite you to take a hiking holiday in the local low mountain ranges. Do something good for yourself and your body!

slug

Rare snail species discovered in Saarland

Saarland is not known for special snail habitats. But international researchers have discovered some rare snail species in Saarland. A total of 55 different species were found.

Swamp bed

Plants in May - an overview

The beginning of the happy month of May was relatively cold this year. Above all, the night temperatures around freezing caused plant growth to stagnate or even freeze the young shoots.

cydalima perspectalis

The boxwood borer - now active again

Yellow leaves on the boxwood, dead shoots, this could be the boxwood borer at work. The caterpillars of this inconspicuous butterfly, which has been making bare box hedges in Europe since 2006, were brought in from Asia ... information & antidotes in the text!

Every German is an average of 1kg honey a year

The big "honey wad": Every fourth tested is defective

The Stiftung Warentest tested 2019 honeys in January 36 and came to a clear result: one in four honey is defective! It turns out that good honey can neither be recognized by price nor by origin. Nevertheless, eleven products were able to convince the testers.

A squirrel is better off in the wild ...

Animals as a Christmas present

Again and again you can read that living animals are given away for Christmas. But no matter how cute an animal is, how much it is desired, it is unsuitable as a Christmas gift.

The ingredients"

Crafts with children - homemade bird feed

When winter comes, our feathered friends like to come to the bird feeder to feed themselves. Tit dumplings, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, oatmeal, wheat, raisins are their energy suppliers.

A wild boar

When the pig digs up the garden

Wild boar, but also other wild animals such as stone marten, fox or even the raccoon are drawn to residential areas near the forest. The bristle animals “invade” even in cities.

A piece of forest in the morning sun Image: Regio-Journal

The Saarland forest in harmony with nature

Around 30 years ago, the Saarland was the first federal state to establish near-natural forestry as a future form of forestry. This anniversary has now been duly celebrated.

Oak procession spinner, image: Alex Weber

We all spin, but he most of all: the oak processionary

The oak processionary moth is an inconspicuous moth that has spread across the Iberian Peninsula, southern and central Europe and in the east to southern Russia and the Middle East. The moth itself is rather harmless, the danger of this small insect with a wingspan of 25 to 36 millimeters is based on its caterpillars and is varied.

The caterpillar 's caterpillar | Image: st-SaHiB

In a nutshell: the boxwood borer

The boxwood borer, an inconspicuous, nocturnal moth, brought in by nursery goods from the Asian region, appeared in Germany for the first time in 2006. Since then it has spread invasively to Central Europe.

Water, the elixir of life

Water - the elixir of life

The source of life water. Without them we would be helpless. No matter where we look, water will always be part of our life. We drink it, eat it, we use it for washing and cooking, for cooling industrial machines and for the production of other substances.

Bee on flower

Bees: the savior of the flora

Humm, humm, humm, bee humming around ... How true is this nursery rhyme. Because with around 200 wing beats per second, the bees generate the typical buzz. Hardworking like a bee, this is also a true statement, because the approximately 50 bees of a bee colony orbit the earth 000 times a day ...

Elderflower with beetle

Elderberry - a fragrant luxury and panacea

Ringel ringel row, we are children three, sit under the holler bush, all hurry, hush, hush! Who doesn't know this counting rhyme? Many people only know elderberry as lemonade. We have uncovered a few myths and are giving two delicious recipe tips.

Cuckoo in flight, Image: Jürgen Schmidt / Wikipedia

The cuckoo is back

The cuckoo is there and with it spring. As a migratory bird, it is one of the last birds to return to the home country. Something else differentiates him from the other migratory birds.

Geraniums

10 flower boxes for sunny locations

The open-air season begins and with it the hustle and bustle in the garden and the flower boxes. Summer plants can already be found in garden centers, hardware stores and supermarkets. These can already be planted in boxes and pots, but still need to be protected at night so that they do not care but can develop splendidly. Here

Red panda

Treasure hunt on Saturday in Saarbrücken Zoo

The Saarbrücken Zoo is organizing a large treasure hunt for children on Saturday, April 21. It starts at the seal pool between 14 p.m. and 14.30 p.m. The participation cards will also be distributed there.

Forest, bridge, booze

Forest bathing, a new trend from the Far East

Japanese forest bathing - Shinrin Yoku - has been part of general health care in Asia for a long time. It is officially recognized in Japan and America, according to scientific evidence of the positive effects on the immune system.

Brown hare

Easter bunny in danger - the brown hare

The brown hare, which we call "the Easter bunny", is one of the endangered species. How come? Not only through hunting, but also intensive agricultural use.