The Rhineland stud herd enjoys the late summer sun. Meawhile, the nights in the eastern region of the Ore Mountains are rather cold.
Our young mares developed rather well during summertime. For a couple of them the training to become a riding horse will start in the spring to come.
While carefully removing the waterweed you can see several pond inhabitants like, e.g., this little common newt.
As every year, the nature protection ponds are to be maintained at the beginning of autumn time.
While working with the horses, this autumn Marko Vogel is supported by Jenny. She is preparing herself currently for an occupational career in the saddle.
During the last hot days stablehand Marko Vogel uses the cool morning hours for training the horses in the open country.
Whatever is just being done, watering, harvesting or taking care of the animals - Weimaraner pup Quanto Prima is present always and everywhere.
To withstand heat and drought of the late summer weeks the young fruit trees are watered regularly.
Among the sun ripened fruit of the old proven kinds of fruit you can always find some especially beautiful ones.
The fist tasty apples ripen at the young fruit trees. For Baerbel Kemper and her daughter Anna-Karina harvesting time has started.
One of the largest yew tree populations in Saxony is located at the hillside of the Muerglitz-valley near the village Schlottwitz. A guided tour organized by the country estate Kemper & Schlomski will lead you to the fascinating trees and the unique vegetation of the FFH-area Mueglitztal (FFH: fauna-flora-habitat-guideline, see also http://www.umwelt.sachsen.de/umwelt/natur/natura2000/2014.aspx) and it's animal inhabitants. During the excursion forestry scientist Kerstin Heyne will teach you about the yew tree from the needle to the root including the legends and myths told about this tree. Nature protection expert Karl-Heinz Rehn knows about the vegetation in this are more than anyone else and is looking forward to interested guests. Panoramic views overlooking the Mueglitz valley as well as Saxony Switzerland are included.
When: May 22nd, 2016, 10 a.m., approx. 2,5 h
How: along approx. 3 km we walk up and down. Sturdy shoes are required, hiking sticks will be useful.
Where: Hiker's parking area Schlottwitz, opposite the sports ground; Müglitztalstr. 27, 01768 Glashütte, OT Schlottwitz
Who: Everybody is welcome. Please register for participation by phone: 0152 23437275
As every year the excursion to the school forest is dedicated to active nature protection. Karl-Heinz Rehn, an expert in the range of domestic fauna and flora, guided, together with forest scientist Kerstin Heyne, a group of interested teenagers of the Goethe-school Pirna across the FFH-area Mueglitz valley (FFH: fauna-flora-habitat-guideline, see also http://www.umwelt.sachsen.de/umwelt/natur/natura2000/2014.aspx).
Besides the exploration of flora and fauna in the mixed forests of canyons and hillsides along the valley Doktorgraben, the pupils wanted to do something for forest and game themselves: They collected rubbish and waste illegally disposed in the forest.
The report about this excursion you can read here (German).
Meanwhile it is a yearly tradition to build up sarecrows and to compete for the most beautiful one at country estate Kemper & Schlomski. Originally it was an internal competition among the wokers at the country estate. Meanwhile many childresn and teenagers of the neughbourhood interested in nature protection take part in this funny as well as useful and life saving contest.
To call farmer's and other people's attention to the life of fawns in meadows before mowing, our traditional scarecrow contest took place within the framework of the Nature Protection and Hunting Adventure Day at the county estate "Lindenhof" in Ulberndorf.
More about this event you can read here (German).
April is up to it's name but vegetation and nature are not impressed by the capricious weather. There is so much to discover in and around the nature protection ponds at the country estate in spring and summertime. In April the pupils of class level four of the primary school Benjamin-Geißler in Liebstadt spent one morning at the pond to improve their knowledge about animals and plants in and around a pond. More about this interesting time you can read here (German).
It is really a wonderful view, the cherry-meadow orchard at the country estate Landgut Kemper & Schlomski presents on Sunday evening: 30 newly planted fruit trees enrich the valuable old population of blooming cherry trees between the villages Grossroersdorf and Seitenhain. Thus, the diversified biotop is revitalized and friends of established kinds of fruit benefit from that as well as a number of rare animals and plants which find habitat here.
Thanks to many helping hands and an interesting social programme our event "Trees for Future" was really successful.
Further details and useful information about the planting event you can read here (German).