species of the week #33- Iberis boppardensis

The Bopparder Iberis is a subspecies of the Iberis linfolia. It is one of the few endemic plants in Rhineland-Palatinate. “The Boppard Iberis is only found in the Bopparder Hamm, a famous wine-growing area on the Rhine. distribution status extremly rare Remainings Boppard, Botanical Gardens Mainz, Koblenz, Bonn last sigting in rhineland-palatinate 2015 habitat vineyard […]

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species of the week #32 – eurasian lynx

Lynxes belong to the cat family and reach approximately the size of a sheepdog. This makes them the fourth largest predator in Europe. Their fur is spotted, in summer it is mostly reddish brown and the spots are more pronounced. In winter the coat becomes denser and changes to a more brownish-grey coloring. Distribution status […]

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species of the week #31 – blackt tailed godwit

The black-tailed godwit is a sympathetic bird for many climate protectors. Because its distinctive call, which – with a little imagination – sounds like “greta-greta”, seems to call for committed climate protection. Because climate change and the draining of moors and wetlands are increasingly destroying their habitat. Distribution status in Rhineland-Palatinate      extinct remaining […]

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species of the week #29 – garland flower

The garland flower belongs to the daphne family. It has inspired some well-known songs and poems with its beautiful blossom. It is popular as a rock garden plant, but the wild form is unfortunately threatened with extinction. Distribution status  Threatened with extinction Remaining deposits Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg Last sighting in Rhineland-Palatinate 2012 in Ludwigswinkel Habitat Dry, […]

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species of the week #28 – wolf

Most species of the week are rather unknown species that need to be made known first. Not so the wolf, he is probably the most “political” animal and offers a lot of discussion material for years. Without question it is a strictly protected species whose right to exist is undisputed. Distribution status  Was extinct in […]

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species of the week #27 – the dark whiteface

There are currently 81 dragonfly species in Germany, 67 of which have also been recorded in Rhineland-Palatinate. Among the species that have not yet been found was the dark whiteface until summer 2013. In 2013 it was first found on a woog near Kaiserslautern. Dissemination status     Threatened with extinction Remaining deposits Brandenburg and Saxony […]

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species of the week #26 – the goosefoot pug

The spread of the goosefoot blossom-thrush is probably related to the fact that, after the end of the Second World War, many areas were covered with rubble and debris, where goosefoot, the main food plant of the caterpillars, and other foxtail plants were able to spread quickly and luxuriantly. In Rhineland-Palatinate, it disappeared again with […]

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species of the week #25 – the little tern

All tern species look very similar. Unlike most other birds, they always keep their heads down when flying. They are characterized by a black upper head, a grey back, short legs, a pointed beak, narrow, long, pointed wings and long tail feathers. Usually the underside is white. The Little Tern is the smallest species of […]

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