Project: Ecology of drystone walls
Ecology of drystone walls
Dry stone walls that closely interlace the landscape are living structures. They provide a habitat for a variety of animals and plants. Hot and cold, dry and damp, shady and sunny places are close together in a very small space. A multitude of insects, spiders, snails, reptiles and amphibians find ideal retreat, hunting and hibernation possibilities in the crevice system of a dry stone wall. The conservation of dry stone walls is a contribution to the preservation of biodiversity.