In the project of the ‘VielFalterGarten’ we, that is the BUND Leipzig , along with the UFZ, the iDiv and the City of Leipzig and the population of Leipzig, want to study and protect the butterflies of the city of Leipzig. Through our educational workshops and other activities, we want to impart knowledge about butterflies and their habitats to all Leipzigers and at the same time encourage them to design urban green spaces and city gardens in such a way as to contribute to the preservation of biodiversity. This can only be done with volunteers who are interested in learning about, observing and counting butterflies. In addition to observations and counts, conservation measures in our own gardens, community gardens or other green spaces are important, because only in this way can we create new habitats for all developmental stages of butterflies and attract rarer species back to urban areas. By implementing conservation measures, people can experience their results and successes in butterfly conservation directly in their own environment.
We, as BUND Leipzig, want to establish a network of private individuals, associations, city gardens, allotment gardens, schools and municipal authorities. Together we want to spread seeds, maintain project areas and count butterflies. In doing so, we actively contribute to the conservation and expansion of urban habitats for butterflies and help improve knowledge and future conservation through data collection.
Here you can get an insight into the app, which we use for the counts. If you don't have a smartphone, you can also enter butterfly sightings into recording sheets.
Do you want to protect butterflies with us? Then register yourself and if necessary your garden HERE. The project is limited to the city of Leipzig.
Visit vielfaltergarten.de and find out what your garden needs and how you can observe and count butterflies.
Interested people and volunteers: Please contact us at vielfaltergarten(at)bund-leipzig.de