Now we have gone a step further and decided to support OTOP Polska and BirdLife in their June action "Insect Summer". Thus, the Quarry Life Award project has become a kind of multi-dimensional ecological project.
We are aware that insects constitute the most species-diverse group of organisms in the world. Unfortunately, due to climate change and the chemicalisation of agriculture, their number is constantly decreasing. That is why, as part of our project, we decided to separate a space in which we planted perennials and sowed a flower meadow.
Below we present a list of insect species that we have managed to observe. We are also aware that the influence of insects on the world around us is enormous and each of us should take action to protect insects.
1 Six-spot burnet (Zygaena filipendulae) observed on bird's-foot trefoil
2 Dead-nettle leaf beetle (Chrysolina fastuosa) on white nettle
3 Oxythyrea funesta in the sweet peas
4 Common water strider (Gerris lacustris) on the surface of our reservoirs
5 Banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) near a large pond
6 Seven-spotted ladybug (Coccinella septempunctata) among grasses
7 Red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius) on the blueweed
8 Honey bee (Apis mellifera) on a dandelion
9 Common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus) on white clover
10 Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus) on the forest hawk
11 Cabbage butterfly (Pieris brassicae)
12 European peacock (Aglais io)
13 Painted lady (Vanessa cardui) on carduuses