Meager meadow areas

Meager meadow areas play important roles in maintaining the ecological balance. The diversity of their structure and species creates an important habitat for animals considered worthy of protection, such as wild bees, the Blue-winged Grasshopper, or the Sand Lizard. Certain plants like orchids or the Pasque Flower also find their ecological niche in these “extreme” locations. Because of their tolerance for dryness and a lack of nutrients, they are able to conquer a habitat that remains inaccessible to other plants. Humans also benefit from the (medical) herbs found in these locations, such as Arnica.