Kids create a habitat for bees with flower boxes

Tönisvorst . Biodiversity Project
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Children create a habitat for bees

Blühkiste, a place for feeding insects that children take care of themselves, is moving to municipal day care centers in Tönisvorst. The project was started by the Queen of Apple. The starting pistol was fired at the “Dre-Casey-Hoch” family center.

“Do you want to help the plants grow and always water them?” asked Apple Queen Melanie I (Baker) and the kids at the Drie-Caes-Huch Family Center excitedly. Children can immediately test their energy, because they go with the apple queen to the still empty strip of land, which is located right in the green lawn next to the entrance to the day care center. Children’s hands hold small watering cans and water the area well. The baby presses are then used before the actual sowing of the bee pasture mixture in a paper bag begins.

What the new area aims for is evident from the self-made display that the children built with the teachers. “Where the bees and bees feed” can be read there. Two cork bees float inside. The “Blood Box Tönisvorst” campaign has begun. It’s a hands-on campaign for the city’s five daycare centers and Apple Town family centers, which aims to boost biodiversity and give insects a new home. The Apple Queen is currently touring the facilities, with Becker also spinning the ball.

“I think we have a lot of green space in Tönisvorst. But how do insects use pure grass? So I thought to myself: why not guarantee ecologically valuable diversity,” says Becker. The apple queen confronted the city administration with this idea. There, in turn, people thought about how to implement such a project. The city of Stralsund has entered into force. “With the help of the sponsors, every day care center in Stralsund has received a so-called flowering box to create such colorful stripes,” says Katharina Perchtaler, press spokesperson for the city of Tönsforst.

The city has spoken to Kersten Rausch, director of the new Globus Market Hall, about whether he would support the campaign. “It’s about sustainability and teaching kids the importance of nature. That’s why we’re right there,” says Rausch, who insisted on handing out the first flower box in person with colleague Claudia Ballas. In addition to watering cans, shovels, shovels, and baby-friendly bee pastures, the local market in Wales has donated another mix of wildflowers.

Children of the family center “Drei-Käse-Hoch” were particularly involved in the project. “Together we developed instructions with the stages of growth for the flowering box and glued them to his flowering box in the form of pictures we drew ourselves,” says Andrea Kern, facility manager. These pictures can also be found on the inner bed as a turntable. “Depending on the stage of development, we can develop the indicator,” educator Sylvia Kirsch explains. From the moment the seeds are placed in the ground, through growth and watering to flowering and wilting and thus planting new seeds, the turntable goes.

But the children also showed their creativity. They made sunflowers and butterflies from handmade paper and bees from small empty drinking bottles, which were painted in bright colors and presented to the queen of apples and the sponsors as a kind of thanks for the beautiful idea and its implementation. Young gardeners know all too well that without bees and bumblebees plants cannot be pollinated and therefore apples and co cannot grow. Thus Vine, Melissa, Antonia, Simon, Sherry, Alexander, Benjamin and Bea also understand the importance when preparing flower beds on behalf of all the daycare kids, thus creating a little extra habitat for the insects.

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