"Open your eyes"

The Purkersdorf Nature Park is looking for young active researchers.

With our “Open your eyes” campaign, we address young active researchers who help us to document rare animals and plants. On our "treasure map" we have given hints on where the habitats of species we are looking for can be found.

Young researchers were wanted!

In our "Eyes open" campaign, we encouraged our young visitors in particular to document observations of special animals and plants with a competition during the project period until the end of 2019. We needed such observations to be able to better protect animals and plants in the nature park.

Of course, the action should also be fun, so we have also included a few "more common" species in the search task and additionally developed a special treasure map on which selected locations are marked.

Every sighting still counts!

However, our goal of preserving and strengthening biodiversity in the Nature Park does not end with the 2019 project end date. And even if there is no prize to be collected, each active treasure hunter will receive a reward from the nature park office.

If researchers make a sighting, they can report it with a photo via mail or e-mail to info@naturpark-purkersdorf.at and help us document the occurrences.
The observation folders as well as the treasure map help to discover the natural treasures and show possible finding places.

Observation folder 1

Grünspecht - Green woodpecker
Schwarzspecht - Black woodpecker
Hirschkäfer - Stag beetle
Feuerschwamm - Tinder fungus
Hackspuren - Hack marks

Observation folder 2

Feuersalamander - Fire salamander
Gelbbauchunke - Yellow-bellied toad
Ährige Teufelskralle - Spiked rampion
Südost-Aronstab - Southeast Arum
Elsbeere - Service tree
Waldzyklame - Purple cyclamen

This project was carried out as part of the EU Programme for Rural Development (LE) 2014-2020” with funding from the EU, the federal province of Lower Austria and the municipality of Purkersdorf.