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.

 

Nest box for kestrels

The kestrel is valued in agriculture as a mouse hunter and is widespread in our country. Since the 1960s, however, populations have declined on the Swiss Plateau. The reason for this is the cleared, intensively used landscapes, which have reduced the food supply and nesting opportunities.

Perhaps you have already observed it? When hunting, it suddenly turns against the wind in flight and remains in the same place for an amazingly long time with its broadly fanned tail, looking out for mice. 

Our nesting box for kestrels was mounted on the willow barn towards Lucerne "Salzfass".