Autumn pictures of a vineyard in biodiversity


by Patrick Rey

For three years now, the photographer Patrick Rey has been following the development and revitalisation of the ecosystem in Mythopia, week by week. Being one of the most species-rich areas in Wallis, the Delinat Institute area features itself with truly innumerable motives. In addition to praying mantises, grasshoppers, green lizards, Rock Bunting, green frogs, wild bees and dice snakes over 60 species of butterflies romp amongst the vines, flowers, herbs, bushes, shrubs and trees.

Red Velvet Mite. Mites were combated with highly toxic insecticides, but in a biologically diverse wine garden there are plenty of natural enemies, which eliminate the threat in time: in particular, predatory mites (Phytoseiidae), flower bugs (Anthocoridae), Black Ball Ladybugs (Stethorus punctillum), brown lacewings (Hemerobiidae) and green lacewings (Chrysopidae).

Red Velvet Mite. Mites were combated with highly toxic insecticides, but in a biologically diverse wine garden there are plenty of natural enemies, which eliminate the threat in time: in particular, predatory mites (Phytoseiidae), flower bugs (Anthocoridae), Black Ball Ladybugs (Stethorus punctillum), brown lacewings (Hemerobiidae) and green lacewings (Chrysopidae).

 

The month of October does not only give grapes their last hue

 

A quarter of all Swiss butterfly species have found a home again in Mythopia. Here's a fritillary (Didymaeformia), which is still active in autumn.

 

I admit that we have once planted roses primarily for the eyes of our visitors. But even if it may only be for our mere aesthetic pleasure, the joy of seeing the roses among the rows of vines is worth every single thorn.

 

Of course, we also let our many volunteers take part in enjoying our harvest.

 

... and if they show us their teeth, don't be alarmed like the neighbors, who worry about their helicopter spraying. It’s a rather thankful smile ...

 

... because if they get lost at the neighbours', especially when the helicopter is around spraying with pesticides, you will see traces of it on their wings even after six weeks of firing (see brown stains on picture)

 

Through time, of course, the common winter bubble learns what's best for him.

 

Diversity is always profitable, at least, for those who do not draw their strength from simplicity.

 

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For three years now, the photographer Patrick Rey has been following the development and revitalisation of the ecosystem in Mythopia, week by week. Being one of the most species-rich areas in Wallis, the Delinat Institute area features itself with truly innumerable motives. In addition to praying mantises, grasshoppers, green lizards, Rock Bunting, green frogs, wild bees and dice snakes over 60 species of butterflies romp amongst the vines, flowers, herbs, bushes, shrubs and trees.

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4 Responses to “Autumn pictures of a vineyard in biodiversity””

  1. Norbert
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    Wunderschöne Naturbilder. Es wäre schön wenn die Bilder größer wären und man sie downloaden könnte, z. B. als Hintergrundbilder für PCs. & Notebooks.

    Mit freundlichen Grüßen
    Baumi

  2. Martin
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    jolies photos, mais
    intoxication malhonnête l’araignée rouge n’est pas celle qui fait des dégâts dans la vigne. Personne n’utilise d’insecticide conte les araignées rouges, pratiquement plus personne n’utilise d’accaricides spécifiques. Tous les viticulteurs même non bio utilisent les typhlodromes. Vos photos ont été retouchées par un traitement d’image. le papillon présenté est une variété migratrice que l’on retrouve par tout en abondance. le message que vous faites passer est menteur et malhonnête. Allez au diable.

  3. samnic90
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    Ca n’est pas vrai. Faites la même chose avec agriculture conventionnelle et encore on peut disputer votre argument monsieur!

  4. Gina
    Title: Herbstbilder von einem Weinberg in Biodiversität

    Nun,- ich habe sogar nach diesen berührenden schönen Fotos gesucht!

    In der Weinlese20 beeindruckten mich bereits die Aufnahmen in dem Artikel “Von der Rückkehr des Lebens”. Ich hoffte mehr davon zu finden und wurde fündig.
    Das hier im Forum so beleidigende Äußerung getätigt werden, läßt mich als “Uneingeweihte” auf puren Neid schließen. Sehr bedauernswert.

    Monsieur Rey, – machen Sie bloß so weiter. Berichten Sie weiterhin in Bildern vom Fortgang des Experiments Mythopia. Bilder sagen doch mehr als tausend Worte, nicht wahr?

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