• " typeof= Currently there are only few proofs of Bechstein’s Bat (Myotis bechsteinii) in the project area. The forest species needs old and mature stands with snags, where woodpeckers have already built tree holes. Alternatively the species uses nesting boxes. The holes and nesting boxes are used as nursery roosts, i.e. for the upbringing of their young. Read more



  • " typeof= When foraging, the Greater Mouse-Eared Bat (Myotis myotis) flies through the forest like a “hedgehopper” only half a meter above ground. Opposed to Bechstein’s bat the species roosts in buildings. The female mostly use nursery roosts in spacious roof trusses of larger buildings in groups of up to 100 individuals. Such a colony presently exists near Rheinstette-Silberstreifen. From there it is easy for the bats to forage in the forests of the project area in a distance of a few kilometres. Read more
  • " typeof= Gnaw marks of the Beaver (Castor fiber) have been identified last in winter 2002/2003, and so far there is no proof of its recent return. It will however be only a question of time until beavers will remigrate into the area. Who is the first to find new gnaw marks in the area? Read more