Natierlech.Cactus mam Yuppi

Natierlech.Cactus mam Yuppi

Natierlech.Cactus mam Yuppi

Yuppi takes you into the world of nature conservation. Take advantage of his tips and advice on how you can protect animals and our environment.

Time for candles

Wintertime is candle time!

Pouring your own candles is easier than you might think: First of all, don't throw away any old candles, make sure you keep them as this both saves money and is more environmentally-friendly.
Whether you want candles to enjoy cosy evenings with your family or to give as presents, individual candles are easy to make and there are no limits to being creative.

Tip 1: ...

Enjoying autumn

The sun is getting lower in the sky and the trees are taking on colour, each one more beautiful than the last. The wind blows through the crowns of the trees, whipping up the leaves from the ground into the air and making them dance. Autumn is here! And because exercising and getting fresh air is important, the message for the autumn is: Explore nature!

You can find plenty of interesting things to collect on a pleasant forest walk, particularly in autumn – horse...

Orchards and the Fruit Season

What is an orchard?

An orchard is land planted with large fruit trees which have long trunks. Apples, pear, plums, cherries, mirabelles and nuts etc, grow on these trees. We eat the fruit from the trees and part of the fruit is also used to make juice, cakes, jam, compote and fruit liqueurs.

Colourful blossom in spring, a shady place in the summer, succulent fruit in autumn and old trees in wintertime – with each season, the orchard...

Become a water scientist for a day!

Water is all around us: we drink it, we wash with it, it falls on us as rain and it flows past us in rivers and streams. Water is life! This can be seen even in small areas of water. Let's take a look at some standing water: there are ponds, pools and lakes everywhere, so there's bound to be one near you, and they provide a habitat for all kinds of interesting plants and animals ts.


Berries – as far as the eye can see!

Now that summer is here, you absolutely should go on a hunt for raspberries and blackberries. But how can you tell whether they are ripe? That’s easy! It’s if they have developed their full colour – raspberries are red and blackberries a deep blue – and can be picked easily.

Berry time!

Raspberries and blackberries...

Environmentalists and master builders

Without insects like wild bees, not much would happen in terms of the pollination and reproduction of plants – we all know that.

What are wild bees, in fact?

Unlike honeybees, which live in a hive with up to 50,000 other bees, wild bees live alone. They can nest, i.e. lay their eggs, in all kinds of places: they may use rotting wood, the stalks of plants or even empty snail shells. Mostly, bees need nectar from flowers as food – and...

Let’s go in the garden!

It's so easy to explore and enjoy nature in the garden. In early spring, the garden is slowly reawakening, and then it's a question of: which flowers are in bloom just now? Which creatures are scuttling about on the ground? Which fruit is ready to try? You can experience all of this in a garden.

The feel, the smell, the taste of...

Beewrap – Workshop

Say goodbye to cling film and plastic!

We can all do our bit to help the environment, through small actions. For instance, by replacing cling film, which pollutes our environment significantly and only breaks down very slowly, with natural, ecological “film”. These beeswax cloths, known as “beewraps”, have a wide range of uses in daily life. Another benefit is that they have a wonderful scent of beeswax, and are antibacterial.


Let’s Focus on Having a Fair and Sustainable Easter!

When spring arrives, this means it’s also the beginning of the Easter period. This is the time when we hide nests filled with chocolates and brightly coloured eggs and enjoy delicious meals with our family. With all the love and traditions we share, we often forget to think about our environmental footprint and ways of avoiding producing waste. However, it is well worth making the effort to do this!

Make sure you buy locally farmed, organic eggs and to colour them...

Water is life!

World Water Day takes place every year on 22 March. The purpose is to highlight the importance of clean water and using water sustainably. The theme for 2020 is "Water and Climate Change", because climate change – along with the many other problems it causes – is having a huge effect on water. Because temperatures are rising, more water is evaporating worldwide. In some regions, this means that the risk of flooding is increasing, while other regions that are already very dry are...


Upcycling – a portmanteau word combining up and recycling - is all about transforming (seemingly) useless waste and materials into new items.

Using this “make something new out of something old” principle, you can not only mend, repair and throw less away, but you can also fashion new objects that are creative and original. It’s all the rage at the moment. So, here’s a great upcycling idea for you to try out. Have fun!...

Snack bar for birds!

Feeding birds during the winter is not just an adventure in nature for the whole family. We can identify these animals at the same time, to get to know them better.

What’s the right way to feed birds?

Normally, birds should be fed from November to the end of February/March. Due to the cold temperatures, it is easier to maintain the required hygiene. During frosty or snowy weather, plenty of birds will gather at the...