Scythe mowing and haymaking on the Feihlerhöhe

10. and 11.June 2022

If you have always wanted to be actively involved in nature conservation, you have come to the right place! Commitment creates a good feeling.

We say thank you!

In bright sunshine, the nature park team was active in Juni 2023, together with helpers in the meadow orchard. The participants were given an insight into the work with the scythe, could try it out for themselves and made a valuable contribution to the preservation and care of the meadow orchard.

Action for school classes

Almost 100 pupils of different ages got an insight into the diversity and importance of this meadow orchard (as one of many meagre meadows in the Wienerwald Biosphere Reserve), the traditional craft of scythe mowing and learned more about the life of bees and their importance for the meadow orchard.

Action for all

Nearly a dozen participants learned from landscape gardener Michaela Kriegl how to sharpen the scythes and perfect their posture. Afterwards, they worked together to mow the meadow. To dry the cut grass, hayracks were set up. After the work was done, there was a little refreshment and a wonderful view of Purkersdorf.

The next action day will take place at the beginning of June 2024

Details about the importance and history of the orchard can be found in the attached PDF.