ORCHID FLOWER 2019BLOOMING FANTASIES
February 14 - March 31, 2019The Biosphere Potsdam heralds the spring with a colorful sea of colorful orchids.
With it are well-known species such as the lady's slipper or the Vanda, but also special forms and species cross the paths. In addition to the countless beautiful flowers, there is another highlight in the tropical garden. Hidden on the Urwaldsee, new residents have moved into the biosphere Potsdam exclusively for the orchid bloom. We are talking about the unique Orchid mantis, a species of mantis that is found in the tropical rainforests of East Asia. At first glance unimpressive, the orchid mantis turn out to be a fantastic and beautiful camouflage artist. Their habitat is mostly limited to orchid flowers, which is why they have adapted optically strongly to this plant. And if you look like an orchid flower yourself, you do not need to disguise yourself. Therefore, they are less common on flowers, but more often freely on branches and plants, regardless of whether there are flowers there or not. Their victims commit the deadly error of being able to find nectar there and head for the "blossom". Before they can correct the misconception, they find themselves in the clutches of the responsive orchid mantis again.
7 days ago
The tour with the most felt highlight duplicates. I have already reported it. In the form I have not encountered that yet! But no matter ...We had a great cool outing and a lot of fun. Planned was the Megazpline flight and actually the suspension bridge Titan.
Due to the ultra-fine weather, however, the queues at the bridge ends were gigantic and we did not use the suspension bridge. The Megazipline had been booked for months and so at least we got there quickly. All who dared to down were thrilled. After the short adrenaline rush we drove to Wernigerode on an ice cream. The tour is coming tomorrow ...
Until then, have fun watching.