New nesting boxes for birds and insect houses have appeared in the green areas of the Technical and Parking Station of the Warsaw Metro in Kabaty. There will also be more hives and more flower meadows.
There are almost 300 trees in the Kabaty Technical and Parking Station, which serves as a workshop and technical facility for the Warsaw Metro. Many species of birds live in their crowns and meadows, e.g. starlings, swifts, sparrows, swallows, woodpeckers and owls.
“In order to help the birds survive the ongoing changes in the natural environment and allow them to safely settle in the urban ecosystem without the risk of losing the brood, further nest boxes are installed on the trees at the Kabaty STP. They are the simplest and most effective way to protect the birds. This has been the case since its inception Technical and Parking Station, i.e. since 1995.
In the spring, 120 boxes in three sizes were purchased. They are placed on trees in the area of STP Kabaty. Some replace the most worn-out ones, and the rest are hung in new, attractive places for birds.
For bees and more
“These are not the only pro-environmental activities planned in the spring in STP Kabaty. Two more beehives will be built in the local apiary. Thus, seven bee colonies will live here this season” – emphasize Warsaw officials. – “Metro Warszawskie has established 807 square meters of flower meadows especially for pollinating insects, and this year it plans to sow another 300”.
In summer, several dozen species of melliferous plants bloom there, including poppies, cornflowers, evening primroses, buttercups and tares. Flower meadows provide nectar and pollen to pollinating insects. For them, there are houses made of natural materials (reed or bamboo), i.e. so-called. insect hotels.
“Especially needed in the spring, when insects lay eggs. In the summer, such houses provide accommodation and shelter, and in the fall, a place to overwinter. They are also an excellent protection for pollinating insects against rain, frost and predators” – added the release.
Main photo source: Warsaw Metro