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.
Meanwhile it has become a long-standing tradition, an event for children and families in the "ForestAdventureWorkshop SYLVATICON" in Tharandt. Nevertheless, it is something new this year. On the occasion of the 800th anniversary of the city of Tharandt the Forest Botanical Garden together with the network for environmental education Saxony invited at the same time everyone interested in nature protection subjects to the "Saxon Environmental Education Day".
At several stations spread all over the Forest Garden children and their parents can play, riddle and do handicrafts concerning different subject of nature and nature protection. Being a partner of the network for environmental education Saxony the country estate Kemper & Schlomski (LGKS) took care of one of these stations.
What the visitors could see and experience in the Forest Botanical Garden you can read here (German).
Who wanted to spend the international Biodiversity Day (May 22nd) in a special way didn't need to go fare away: At the hillsides of the Mueglitz valley near Schlottwitz one can find not only several endangered animal species as, e.g., the lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros), but also the largest and oldest yew tree populations in Saxony, a good reason for Baerbel Kemper and her team from the country estate Kemper & Schlomski (LGKS) to invite all people interested in nature protection to a joint excursion to the magical yew tree forest on this special day.
What the participants saw and experienced you can read here (German).
As a breeder you can experience it time and again but nevertheless it seems like a marvel: On May 24th, 2016 the first and only foal this year saw the light of the day. For elites mare Lærke Halsnæs it is the sixth foal from elite stallion Valør Halsnæs. The little filly is alive and kicking and Lærke cares for her with love.
Species-rich grassland areas form an essential part of the Ore Mountains landscape. During the last decades the number of such colorful meadows has decreased remarkably. To mark the "day of the diversity of species 2016" LGKS brings in mind the history of grassland cultivation in that region and gives an outlook to future. The whole article you can read here (German).
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).