As every year, the International Day of the Environment will be celebrated on May 5th. Various events take place in more than 150 countries. The goal: this year, climate economists and environmental activists want to draw attention to the insect repellent. In recent years, the number of insects and groups of insects has declined sharply. The number of stocks of wild bees alone has decreased by 50%. Bees play a very important role because they pollinate the flowers. The experts therefore have advice on how everyone can contribute to the conservation of insects and other invertebrates.
For the "Day of the environment": create a meadow with wildflowers for butterflies and bees
1. Anyone who can have a medium-sized or large plot can plant a wildflower meadow. It will quickly attract bees, drones and butterflies. Above all, it is important that bee grazing is not treated with pesticides. Basically, environmentalists advise against pesticides in the garden, they can poison insects, but are sometimes dangerous for pets and infants.
For the International "Environment Day": Build a hotel for insects
2. With a bee hotel in your own garden, everyone can contribute to the conservation of nature. It is important to follow some basic rules. In the first place, the location must be carefully selected. The hotel should be located near flowers, fruit trees or hedges in bloom. Water, sand and clay should also be present.
For the International "Environment Day": hedges, ivy and orchards attract insects
3. A hedge of native plants. Most insects retreat into hedgerows, hedges provide not only food and shelter from birds, but are also a popular hibernation site.
4. ivy. Anyone planting ivy on the facade or wall of his house will do something positive for nature. Flying insects such as bees or butterflies attract fall-flowering varieties because they can find food quickly during the cold season.
5. Orchard without pesticides. Bees love orchards, especially apples, cherries and peaches. Various shrubs with berries also pollinate them. Some plants such as pumpkins are pollinated exclusively by bees. But it is important that fruit trees are not treated with pesticides.