Flora & fauna in verden


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Flora & fauna in verden

  1. 1. Flora &Flor aFauna in Verden (Aller)
  2. 2. Table of Contents Flora  Flora in Verden and around in general  List of flowers, plants etc.  Oak Trees  Geest & Marshland  Between Daisies and Dandelions Fauna  List of animals  Horses  Little Owls  Deers  Storks Aller River NABU – Protection of our nature
  3. 3. Flor a in gener al - Green landscape - Lots of leaf trees - Mixed forests out of leaf trees and conifers - more than 3000 kinds of flowers grow in the whole of our state, most of them in Verden as well - North German Plain - Weser-Aller Plain
  4. 4. List of flower s andplants Trees  Flowers  Crops  Beeches  Daisies  Peas  Birches  Dandelions  Corn  Oak Trees  Sunflowers  Asparagus  Lime Trees  Snowdrops  Barley  Pine Trees  Tulips  Oat  Chestnut Trees  Clover  Potatos  Cherry Blossom  Wheat Trees  Rye  Fir Trees  Sugar beet  Spruces
  5. 5. Geest & Mar schland  Geest and marsh are especially found in the north of Germany  While geest is very arid, bald and low in nutrient, marshland is nutrient-rich and rather humid
  6. 6. “ Leester Mar sch“ near Br eme
  7. 7. Geest landscape
  8. 8. „ Ver dener Dünen“ Source: wikipedia.org
  9. 9. Oak Tr ees Oak trees are usually seen in forests They can grow up to be 50 m high and live for about 1200 years Its stock can be 3m thick It blooms from April to October, its fruit is the acorn
  10. 10. Oak Tr ee
  11. 11. Daisies and Dandelions Meadows and fields in Germany are usually full of Dandelions and Daisies The stalk of a Dandelion can be about 30 cm long and later the Dandelion becomes the so-called „blowball“ and the wind carries its seeds across the meadows Daisies are smaller and at night they close their bloom Daisies bloom in spring and summer, Dandelions usually in April and May
  12. 12. Fauna in Ver den
  13. 13. more than 70 types of marmals List of animals live in Verden and around Birds • Mammals and Wild Life  Little Owls •Horses  Fishes  Storks •Cows  Carps  Bluetit •Sheep  Eels  Blackbird •Hedgehogs  Zanders  Magpie •Racoons  Trouts  Woodpeckers •Squirrels  Swans •Snails  Herons •Bats  Insects  Ducks •Moles  Butterfly  Sparrows •Rats  Bees  Geese •Deers  Spiders  Cormorants •Foxes  Ants  Hawks •Martens  Caterpillars  Buzzards •Wolves  Grasshoppers •Rabbits
  14. 14. Hor ses  "Verden" is very similar to the word for "Horses" in German (Pferde)  Verden is considered as an "equestrian town„  big presence of horse breeding and equestrian sports  The German Horse Museum is situated right in the town center  "500 Horseshoes“ project – the names of sponsors and famous equestrians of our town were each branded into a horseshoe, which were set into the pavement.
  15. 15. One of 500 hor seshoesSource: verden.de
  16. 16. DowntownSource: verden.de
  17. 17. The F.E.I. World DressageChampionships for YoungHorses are going to takeplace in Verden for the 14thtime this year. Source: verden-tunier.de
  18. 18. Little Owls The Little Owl breeds near the Aller and Weser rivers, often close to farm-steads, grassland and fruit trees It hunts mice, insects and earthworms Reasons for the population decline of Little Owls were mostly the loss of breeding burrows and destruction of green areas Nature conversation projects set up 120 new nest holes, planted 350 fruit trees and the project will be continued for a few more years more than eleven new breeding pairs have been counted ever since the project has been started
  19. 19. A picture of a Little Owl inVerden taken by the NABU (Nature and Biodiversity Conversation Union)
  20. 20. Stor ks are very common in Verden since 2003 there is a nursing ward for sick, hurt and weak storks storks are being returned to the wild in late summer many storks come to breed in the valleys of the Aller and Weser river station is accessible to everyone
  21. 21. Sour ce: wor tman.wor dpr ess.com
  22. 22. Aller river the lower part of the Aller runs through our town later it discharges into the Weser river is a total of 263 km long one of Germanys largest rivers one of the most untouched rivers federal waterway (for boats of waterway class II (length x width: 58 m x 9.50 m) flows through lots of meadows, forests and little villages a place of rest and recovery because of low-impact tourism
  23. 23. NABU – Protection of our nature NABU – the Nature and Biodiversity Conversation Union they keep clean and renaturalize lots of places and areas in Verden and all over the country that‘s why theres such large variety of animals and flowers they give tips to the population on how to treat the nature surrounding them the city of Verden itself declares that the protection of nature and environment is an important task Of the 3000 kinds of flowers in our district, that we know of, only half of them are not in danger of dissapearing (2011)
  24. 24. Verden (Aller)