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  • Pamph

    Newly created forest pasture with Galloway cattle in the Sauhägle valley.

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    • May 22, 2020

  • Jan

    Goethe came through Schönbuch on his travels. According to his descriptions, this was the typical picture of the Schönbuch: forest pasture landscape.

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    • August 6, 2020

  • Rainer & Petra

    Around 300 years ago there was no trace of Waldesruh: pigs grunted here, cattle mooed, goats grumbled, wood splintered under ax blows, herding dogs barked and shepherds quarreled loudly. The forest pasture was vital at that time, because there was fodder for the cattle. Up to 10,000 animals were driven into the Schönbuch for this purpose. Names such as “Sauhägle” and “Rosshau” still bear witness to this today. It wasn't good for the forest. Emerging trees and bushes were eaten away, the ground trampled. That is why grazing in the forest is forbidden today. But since we stopped clear-cutting, there are no clear areas. Species that love light and warmth have become rare. Here four Galloway cattle are involved as conservationists: because they keep the regrowing green short, they create a habitat for protected species such as butterflies, reptiles such as grass snakes, forest lizards, frogs, and newts and birds.

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    • August 11, 2021

  • Monsieur Wanderflaneur

    With four cattle of the Galloway breed *, the pasture is currently kept open, thus again providing a habitat for many specialized animal and plant species. Numerous light-loving animal and plant species benefit from the light forests, which in turn leads to a very high level
    Biodiversity leads. According to the Forestry Office, 14 of the 19 bat species living in Schönbuch have now been counted here alone. This historical form of forest use can be experienced again in the Schönbuch Nature Park since 2019.
    * As of September 2021: the Galloways Lucy, Blondie, Belty and Blacky are looking forward to seeing you!

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    • September 18, 2021

  • Monsieur Wanderflaneur

    The area of the WaldWeide in the Schönbuch Nature Park is of particular importance in terms of biodiversity: in the summer of 2021 alone, twelve different bat species were identified. The records of the rare Bachstein bat and pug bat are particularly pleasing. For monitoring purposes, numerous bat boxes are hung in the WaldWeide area, which some species use as daytime hiding places!

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    • September 19, 2021

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