Habaneras is HABITAT
Have you heard of the concept of "urban biodiversity"? This concept refers to all those animals that coexist with humans in cities and provide us with vital ecosystem services.
What do we mean? You don't have to think in great depth! We are talking about, for example, those insects that we are used to seeing, that are responsible for, for example, the pollination of gardens or crops, the pest control carried out by bats that feed on other insects, or for example birds of prey that feed on other micro-mammals or insects.
Without all these little animals our balance would be upset. That is why it is so important to take care of them and respect them.
As you know in Habaneras, we are aware of our environment! That's why this time, with the aim of raising awareness of their importance, as well as promoting respect for these animals, we want to install in Habaneras four points of coexistence with these little animals in order to promote urban biodiversity and carry out a biological control of mosquito and cockroach plagues that affect the neighbours around the CCH.
How? Thanks to the collaboration of Faunatura and its Biodiversity Oasis Project for our Shopping Centre!
Keep reading because you're going to love it!
We will install nesting boxes and refuge boxes outside Habaneras to encourage the establishment of those species considered to be pest controllers.
I Habitat - Butterfly Garden
Discover the garden with autochthonous plant species that serve as nourishing and nectaring plants for different species of butterflies and their caterpillars.
This garden will benefit the lepidoptera by encouraging their feeding and reproduction; it will also serve as an environmental education tool to raise awareness of the diversity, threats and importance of this group of insects, becoming part of the butterfly oasis network developed by the Zerynthia Association.
II Habitat - Insect Hotel
A structure created to favour the establishment of certain beneficial insects, such as solitary bees and bumblebees, which play an important role as pollinators, or ladybirds, voracious predators of the aphids that affect many plants.
III Habitat - Nesting boxes for Little Owls
This is a nocturnal bird of prey that preys on micro-rodents such as mice and invertebrates such as cockroaches, acting as excellent biological controllers of these animals.
IV. Habitat - Bat boxes and shelters
Aimed at arboreal and fissurid bat species. These structures will allow the settlement of different species of bats with a mainly insectivorous diet, which will act as excellent biological controllers of mosquitoes, moths and other flying insect pests common and abundant in urban environments.
Come to Habaneras to discover our four Habitats and learn with us!
You can also join the guided tours where you can enjoy and get to know the fauna that frequents the surroundings of the CC Habaneras.
We look forward to seeing you on 5 June at Habaneras.