Biodiversity represents the variety of life. There are many definitions for it, since it is a complex phenomenon. The World Wildlife Fund put it in 1989 as "the richness of life on Earth, millions of plants, animals and micro-organisms, including the genes they contain, and the complex ecosystems that make up the environment".
Loss of biodiversity could result in a decline in natural resources and threaten the diversity of ecosystems.
Maintaining and furthering the planting of trees, shrubs, perennials and other vegetation or the location of elements to promote biodiversity (shelters for insects and hedgehogs, birdhouses, etc.) could encourage life in an area, not only in the form of greenery alone, as planting could attract and provide habitable conditions for many animals.
SUPPLY OF DEAD WOOD
In order to support saproxylic organisms, stumps and dying trees should be retained in the territory to some extent as a supply of dead wood. Saproxylic organisms are those bound to dying or dead wood or to creatures that are dependent on dead wood. As many as two-thirds of these are now considered endangered. The majority of saproxylic animals are invertebrates, especially insects, the class that taxonomically covers the order of beetles.
The area contains a large quantity of wildflowers and grasses. Making meadow grass communities more diverse significantly enhances the supply of food and shelter for insects, in this case specifically butterflies.
Protecting the population of orchids means ensuring unchanged conditions for such plants' growth and having in place the best method of site management - especially in terms of the times of mowing and their intensity, utilising areas and their shading, etc. The existence of the flower depends on symbiosis (mycotrophy) with microscopic fungi. Of harm to them is fertilization, mowing at the wrong time, and modification of the microclimate; this determined, for instance, by the extent of shading by trees or by the water regime.
The areas surrounding the musical pavilion comprise the habitat of Orchis mascula subs. signifera, a subspecies of early-purple orchid (Orchis mascula), a plant that is found almost everywhere in this country, especially in the east. It grows mainly on poor quality meadows and grazing land, also in open woods and bushes, and in the hills or mountains. It is a perennial herb, 25-50 cm high, with a straight stem, darkly spotted on the base as well as on basal leaves. The flowers are pale purple or pink, the lip at the base whitish to greenish, darkly spotted. It blooms from May to June. This orchid is a specially protected plant species (Act 114/92 Coll. on nature and landscape protection) and is also a listed species under the International Convention for the Protection of Endangered Species (CITES).
Such small wooden structures are usually filled with various kinds of natural materials. As the name suggests, they serve insects, mainly solitary species that use them as a safe haven for their eggs, from which the larvae hatch and then turn into adults after the pupal stage. These creatures seek out slits or pits in wood, plant stalks, walls, or soil in which to lay eggs. They are important helpers in natural gardens, preventing other insect species - those often perceived as pests - from reproducing beyond sustainable level.¨
Nowadays, when the slightest "flaws" on houses are immediately removed, filled with insulation and so on, cracks, crevices and other hiding places for insects once commonplace are fast disappearing. Additionally, gardens often do not provide unsightly, but highly useful shelters for insects, such as corners of hard-to-penetrate bushes, wood laid down and forgotten about, or heaps of stones. All of this makes building insect hotels so beneficial.
These are small structures made of wood with a long entrance corridor of about 60 cm long, which opens into a ventilated den. In size 40 x 40 cm, they should be located at a convenient, quiet site amidst shrubs, laid on the ground and covered with a mulching material or leaves. Hedgehog houses serve as winter shelters and for raising young hedgehogs or the offspring of other animals.
Nesting boxes are intended for birds that naturally nest in tree hollows in order to make up for lack of cavities in felled trees.
Shrubberies are particularly important as a source of food and shelter, mainly for birds and other wildlife.
Plants in the inhalatorium - layout