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Guided visit – medicinal and edible plants – Saturday 7th September 3pm

Guided visit through the “Ellergronn” nature reserve in Esch-sur-Alzette in Luxembourg (in French) For all those who wish to discover wild plants and their virtues! Guides : Malika Pailhès Vogt, botanist, and Laurence Calmus, herbalist Easy walk, open to everyone (2 hours) Price : free Meeting point : in front of the “Centre d’accueil nature et forêts Ellergronn”, Esch-sur-Alzette... Continue reading

Rare orchids growing spontaneously around Luxembourg airport

Five years after the beginning of a pilot-project led by the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures which aim was to enhance biodiversity by mowing the grass less often along the route de Trèves in front of the airport, 6 nationally threatened or near threatened plants, including 2 orchids (Bee Orchid, left, and Pyramidal Orchid, right), were found on site during the annual vegetation... Continue reading

New publication – “Nature et construction”

Here is a new publication called “Nature et Construction” from the Luxembourg Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures (MDDI) which presents ecological planning and maintenance concepts and their applications in urban settings. One of the chapters, which deals with the management of invasive plants, was written in part by Malika Pailhès. Press kit (from the MDDI) Download... Continue reading