Mining areas are often perceived by the public as a scar on the landscape. However, in many cases they act as refuges for many rare and/or threatened species of plants and animals that almost disappeared from urbanized and simplified agricultural landscape. Hrabůvka quarry and its immediate surroundings are composed of biologically valuable habitats with a potential occurrence of threatened species. Nevertheless, systematic inventory survey has not been conducted yet. The aim of this project is therefore to carry out a zoological and botanical survey and, on its basis, to suggest environmental management to support and enhance existing biodiversity with the emphasis on compliance with ongoing mining. The project also includes the design of an educational display board that will present the biological values to the public, thus raising awareness of the benefits of mining areas for biodiversity in the landscape.

Mikrokosmos v Hrabůvce

Rádi bychom se podělili o záběry těch nejmenších obyvatel Hrabůvky.

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12Aug

Visit in the quarry / Návštěva v lomu

Few days ago, we visited mining areas of Hrabůvka quarry and mapped plants and animals living there.

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09Aug

Pitfall traps / Zemní pasti

Ground beetles (family Carabidae) are one of the most abundant groups of ground-dwelling arthropods.

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18Jul

Interspecific feeding in birds

We observed an interesting phenomenon of nuthatches feeding woodpeckers’ nestlings.

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06Jun

Bird inhabitants of the quarry

Let’s take a look at birds living in the quarry’s surroundings!

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06Jun

Our evaluation of biodiversity continues

We carry on with the thorough survey of the quarry.

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06Jun

Botanical photo report

Some photos from our botanists

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07May

The first report from Hrabůvka quarry

Our survey has begun in the second half of April with the meeting with the national jury when the first species of animals and plants were added into our lists.

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05May