Now up to date on the Panorama Trail:

Yarrow, Achillea millefolium, stands here and there by the wayside.

According to legend, it was used to heal one of Achilles' wounds. The epithet millefolium is understandable: Its leaves actually seem to have a thousand other small leaves.

 

Biotopes and stepping stones

A biotope is a protected habitat for a biotic community in an area. Biotopes are the smallest units of the biosphere. Biotopes are both naturally formed landscape components such as streams, coniferous forest, mixed forest, etc., as well as man-made landscape components. Colloquially, the term is also used to refer to a small area of landscape, usually newly created, that is intended to serve as a habitat for endangered animal or plant species (mostly amphibians). With the construction of the golf course, two protected biotopes were taken over and preserved: The 4702m2 Allmend nature conservation zone and the 600m2 Chruseweid. In addition, 284,372m2 of new biotopes were created, such as streams, reed beds, copses, ponds and species-rich, extensively managed permanent meadows.

Stepping stones are the name given to the interconnections between biotopes and are necessary so that animals can disperse on the one hand and have a genetic exchange on the other, i.e. they serve the conservation of species overall. These stepping stones facilitate migrations between areas suitable for species conservation that cannot otherwise be reached. We maintain our stepping stones, such as hedges, copses and streams, with our greenkeeping team.