All about insects, spiders, mowers and meadow ions

The bioversum Jagdschloss Kranichstein is currently working diligently on a new exhibition on the subject of insects, spiders, meadows and mowing. What exactly are insects and spiders? What is meant by meadows and how were they formed? What does haymaking have to do with insects and why does the issue of mowing affect more than just people with their own lawns?

The exhibition “Wiesion” is dedicated to all these questions and many more.

On May 17 at 6 p.m., the festive vernissage will take place at the Jagdschloss Kranichstein.

So visit us, we look forward to seeing you!

May 17, 2023 until October 31, 2023

The castle park is open daily from 9:00 to 19:00.

Accompanying program

As part of the exhibition, we offer an exciting accompanying program. In joint discussions and excursions, we from the BioDivKultur team tell you what we are researching, how work is done in practice, and how we are implementing new goals together.

From the project:

Insect Talks with breakfast and open roundtable discussion

About knowing and not knowing about insects with Margarita Hartlieb, biologist & Johanna Müller, communication designer

Discourse insect diversity and what language has to do with it with Prof. Dr. Nina Janich, linguist & Prof. Dr. Markus Lederer, political scientist

Insects at eye level – creepily fascinating? with Dr. Nadja Simons, Biologist & Prof. Dr. Alfred Nordmann, Philosopher

Administration and nature conservation associations – opportunities for more biodiversity in the city with Karin Lübbe, Head of the Environmental Office of the City of Science Darmstadt & Niko Martin, BUND

Nature conservation from an urban and biological perspective with Nadine Cyrannek, Biodiversity Manager of the Science City Darmstadt & Prof. Dr. Nico Blüthgen, Biologist



Tiny Insect Garden – Together with BUND we build new habitats for insects and spiders with Niko Martin, BUND Darmstadt & Scarlett Umlauf, bioversum

What is blooming here? We will learn about typical meadow flowers and grasses with Scarlett Umlauf, biologist.

Botanical-zoological walk over the Rosenhöhe and the Oberfeld with Margarita Hartlieb and Johanna Berger.

Signs, Writing & Signs – Linguistic Landscaping around the Hunting Lodge with Johanna Freudenberg, Linguist & Lisa Rhein, Linguist

EinDRUCKSvoll – Insect printing workshop with Johanna Müller, Johanna Berger & Sonja Daum

The BioDivKultur project is funded by the Research Initiative for Biodiversity Conservation of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

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