Biodiverse Meadows are functional ecosystems, where we can study both their living components and their soil and climate.
A closer look at this scheme, just like we observe Nature, allows us to understand the meadow´s ecological functioning, its food relationships, its most important aspects and even simple curiosities.
Cork Oak (Quercus suber)
Red Admiral Butterfly (Vanessa atalanta)
[Translate to Inglês:] Borboleta Cauda de Andorinha (Papilio machaon)
Short-Toed Treecreeper (Certhia brachydactyla)
Iberian Magpie (Cyanopica cooki)
Cream-Spot Tiger Moth (Arctia villica)
Sheep (Ovis aries)
Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
Two-Tailed Pasha Butterfly Caterpillar (Charaxes jasius)
Yellow Bee-Orchid (Ophrys lutea)
Italian Orchid (Orchis italica)
Petticoat Daffodil (Narcissus bulbocodium)
Saffron Crocus (Crocus sativus)
Iris (Iris sp.)
Annual Daisy (Bellis annua)
The yellowing of mature crops is reflected in the biodiverse meadows through the colour of the grasses, which are so frequent here. Ladybugs look for small insects that they can feed on, grasshoppers jump and the almost deafening song of cicadas superimposes the high-pitched squeal of the kestrel or an eagle flying over the meadow. But the insects don't feel safe at all: the partridge roams around, and on the trees, treecreepers and titmice don't give them a rest. Wild spring orchids began to wither and in the exuberance of colour their place was replaced with summer orchids.