Installation videos available

posted in: Installations | 0

We compiled a short video about all floating macrophyte installations in the project. Check out the video here! Additionally, Lithuania TV reported about the installations in Juodkrante and Nida. Both videos are available here and here.  

The beginning of a great adventure

posted in: Installations | 0

Klaipėda University and Curonian national park administration started preparation works for pilot installations in Juodkrantė. This year two floating islands will be installed at Juodkrantė – one at so called 14th kilometer bay and the other at Amber bay. Both … Continued

Installation of modified islands

posted in: Installations | 0

Before starting Easter holidays we installed the improved versions of floating islands in Born (Germany). Nice flowering macrophytes like purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) and yellow flag (Iris pseudacorus) were choosen, but also sedges (Carex acutiformis) and rushes (Schoenoplectus lacustris) were planted. … Continued

Winter time

posted in: Installations | 0

It’s starting to freeze and snow – Christmas time! The islands in Born (Germany) had to be taken out of the water for maintenance work. Improved versions will be installed again in April 2019 and planted with yellow flag, purple … Continued

A refuge for eels!

posted in: Excursions, Installations | 0

Yesterday we took the floating islands out of the water in order to harvest the plant. And what a surprise: More than eight eels were hiding inside the small islands made out of natural reed stems! They seem to love … Continued

Flowering and first “visitors”

posted in: Installations | 0

We have a frequent visitor on our island 🙂 Every morning the gray heron comes along. You can also observe how dragonflies, shrimp and fish use the floating wetlands as habitats. Macrophyte islands do not only offer a chance for … Continued

Analysis of plant material

posted in: Installations | 0

Gintare Miklovyte (Student in Ecology and Environmental Science at Klaipeda University) joined the LiveLagoons project activities to collect material for her coursework on plant growth and nutrient accumulation on artificial substrates in the Curonian Lagoon. She is collecting reed at … Continued