Our projects are always sustainable, resource-saving and informative.
With the big theme “Forest of Knowledge” we would like to explore together with you, which secrets the forest carries in itself.
First of all, we want to carry out the Owl hike as a recurring event and of course wherever there is forest.
He is the movie star among the birds and was voted Bird of the Year in 2017.
Come with us on a search for the forest owls in MV and listen to the famous Ku-Witt-cries of the owl.
Most nature lovers are familiar with the owl, even if they rarely travel in the forest. The film star among the birds is famous for his distinctive scream, which in many thrillers gives the images of silent cemeteries and dark forests a suitable atmosphere.
Together with a forester who leads the hike, the participants can experience the nocturnal animal acoustically.
The forest owl begins approx. 20 minutes after sunset with the foraging and has adapted in its long development perfectly to life at night – with his grey-white-brown feather-dress he lives perfectly camouflaged in the natural caves of the forest, preferably in old tree-holes.
The forest owl is therefore almost unrecognizable in its seat in the tree. But as soon as the first screams have been heard, the participants will follow them as far as possible and search the trees with eyes.
In 2017, the forest owl (Strix aluco) was voted Bird of the Year. It has been protected since the 1980s.
The night calls, the sight in almost total darkness and the silent flight inspire many people. Owls orient themselves acoustically, through 3-dimensional hearing. Their calls are like bearing transmitters that reflect. You could almost say owls see with their ears. Because they don’t always sit at the height of their eyes. What is astonishing about this wonderful bird is that one ear sits higher than the other, which is why the owl recognizes exactly whether a sound is heard above or below it.
The population in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is, for example, stable at approx. 4000 breeding pairs. Unfortunately, this wonderful creature is often a victim of traffic, because motorists drive across the country at night with high beam and higher speeds and do not consider that the animals inhabit the forests and not the people. Other sources of danger are thin fences that are not detected in time and fireplaces without protective grilles, which are thought to be sleeping caves and can become a death trap.
Fortunately, many people are already committed to the protection of nature and species and InCulture also wants to make its contribution.
By the way, the Kauz, as it is often called here, is not only at home in the forest, but now also in cemeteries and in parks.
The owl is considered a symbol of wisdom and enlightenment and has accompanied the goddess Athena. He became a lucky charm and death messenger at the same time in the Middle Ages. In the art of healing, he is a popular coat of arms bird and patron of the exuberant drinking art.
Come with us on a search for traces of the popular forest owl!
At the end of the guided hike, all participants meet at the agreed destination and enjoy the end of the evening in a convivial round with food and drink by the luminous campfire or in the warm room.
Participation fee: 80 €
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the owl hike!
With a natureathlon we want to encourage sports and nature enthusiasts to get to know the most important habitat on this earth, our nature, better.
With environmentally friendly and sustainable means of transport, it goes through, fields, forests and meadows or even through the water.
In between there is an oecology station, where rest can be made and the participant and athlete are asked to solve a task worth knowing from ecology and nature conservation.
A basic physical fitness is required, but basically everyone makes his own pace.
Groups who want to run together are also welcome.
Finally, there will be a prize-giving ceremony. It does not matter who was the fastest, because the results from the ecology station are also taken into account.
At the end there is a cosy get-together with campfires and food and drink.
Participation fee: 60 €
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At least 10 registrations are required for the event to take place.
Our MV rally, which InCulture would like to carry out, goes over hill and dale, roads and paths.
Participation fee: 80 €
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At least 5 registrations are required for the event to take place.