The #Garden at Chillerspace, Part 3

I already did a lot of research on which domestic plants are needed to protect #Endangered #Pollinators like some #Butterflies and #Bees and I ordered lots of seeds.

Apparently on one site I put a plant instead of seeds in my cart, so now I already have a hemp-agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum) next to the pond.

Many #Butterfly and #Moth species that are rare in the area and some of which are strictly protected in Vienna are specialized on sucking nectar from hemp-agrimony, so I'm very much looking forward to when it will bloom.

I'll soon write up more info about the plant here:

Today I also planted some seeds and seed-mixes. Others aren't supposed to be planted before August. Anyways next year there should be a lot more butterflies, moths, bees and other useful insects in the garden. :)

The Plan for the #Garden at ChillerSpace, Part 1

I want this garden to be a refuge for #Endangered species, by reintroducing more domestic plants that are endangered and/or that are food sources for endangered animals.

I'll start with #WildFlowers that are nectar sources for pollinators, especially #Bees and #Butterflies.

I found a list of butterflies that are highly endangered and protected with priority in #Vienna (it's in German, but there is a list of Latin names):

Next I'll research which domestic plants these species like the most as nectar sources and what their caterpillars eat.

I suspect the best way to get more of the plants I want is to stop watering an mowing (parts of) the lawn.

#SaveTheBees #SaveTheInsects #EndangeredSpecies #Extinction

Picture credit: #CCbySA 3.0 Heiko Blaeser

The Atlantic Royal Flycatcher is vulnerable to extinction - the best reason to paint one. The loss of habitat is a serious issue for many animals, it's up to us to save them. 🐦💖

#endangered #art #watercolors

The illegal wildlife trade in Hong Kong is booming, according to a new study, and consequently contributing to a global extinction crisis by supplying an increasing demand for wildlife products in Asia, particularly China.

#wildlife #china #asia #smuggling #endangered #animals #trade

So it turns out the rock wallaby I encountered at Jenolan Caves, is actually a critically endangered species, the Jenolan Caves Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby. Due to conservation efforts, their numbers are increasing, from 12 in 1999 to about 100 in June 2017.

This makes my encounter seem all the more magical.
#marsupial #endangered #wallaby #AustralianFauna