In the past two months, the Life for Seeds project has been intensively collecting seed mixtures in dry orchid meadows of habitat type 6210 (*).

The action was carried out to restore species-poorer meadows of the same habitat type. The seed mixtures were harvested using a brush machine designed by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Ljubljana, based on the experience of the Agricultural Research and Training Centre Raumberg – Gumpenstein (Austria) and the specifications of the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia.

The brushcutter was attached to a shear mower to ensure the survival of as many small grassland animals as possible (grasshoppers, blackbirds, butterflies, praying mantises, etc. ), while at the same time collecting as much seed material as possible.