How the north blooms
This year, MILRAM has started a project together with our farmers to ensure more sustainability in our region. We have planted perennial flower strips in our farmland, in which a mix of regional wild plants and herbs has been sown. These take on an important function, as they are not only habitats for many wild animals: Rather, they provide nectar for butterflies and bees, food for numerous bird species and small mammals, while they serve as living and nesting space for reptiles. But flower strips also have a benefit in winter and provide shelter for many wild animals. In addition, the plants act as an extra layer of insulation when snow covers the ground. They thus protect creatures hibernating in the soil from cold and frost. Caterpillars, for example, use the cavities between the dry stalks and stems to hibernate. Therefore, within a very short period of time, together with our farmers, we have created perennial flowering oases totalling 120,000 square metres on their fields and at our plant in Zeven, which will make a sustainable contribution to more biodiversity in the future.