pondělí 20. dubna 2015

Maintaining the mussels’ biotope – compost piles

In April, we started building temporary compost piles. The thing is that freshwater pearl mussels eat pieces of plants, thus they need meadows around streams which therefore have to be mown not to get overgrown, and the mown biomass is composted and subsequently returned to the meadows. The first step is building in the infusion tanks. Big plastic barrels served well but they have another use as well. You can learn more about that in the photo gallery where you can also see the animals we met during our work.


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