Who had been in the school a window seat, was not with the head with the thing. You looked better on the outside, the life you longed for. Now we all sit at home, preferably by the window, longing again for something. According to freedom in the nature. This longing draws us on to the glass disc.

What is happening in front of our window? We hear birds chirping, see the plant sprout and feel with the window open fresh air in the face. But what happens actually, especially in Flora and Fauna? A small Guide for the nature in our nearest vicinity.

black Redstart

to The pressed grating vocals of the house rotschwanzes you listening to at present already in the early hours of the morning. The country’s most widespread breeding bird species wintered in the Mediterranean, is back but again. Therefore, you can observe exactly how the blackbirds on roofs or tree tops.

The warm Winter, with the result that some birds – such as wood pigeon, white Wagtail and Star – fly very far South, like the Swiss ornithological Institute in Sempach explained. The current view from the window you get maybe a wood pigeon, which builds their nest in.

she prefers coniferous trees and large shrubs, so you should keep it there on the look-out. In the cities, the focus is on the best projections and recesses. You can recognize the wood pigeon on the white spot on both sides of the neck.

the birds may feed throughout the year, a supplementary feeding but are particularly in freezing temperatures helpful.

In the spring is worth a window that shows in the direction of of a meadow of Flowers. Insects are attracted by the nectar and the birds of them. On lawns, the animals stay less, since it has hardly any insects.

saucer Magnolia

The pink red shrub and the pink tree in bloom in front of the house, the Tulip Magnolia, or Magnolia. Also in the Spriesszeit the rocks are pears, at their white, star-shaped, bowl-shaped flowers are visible. This snow is joined by bells and Crocuses.

the Latter two gardeners saw this year in February, from the Meadow to grow, even though you normally do until the end of March or beginning of April.

other spring can be seen on the plants early on from the window. Who is the coloured sight of inspire, the pansies and perennials are recommended for planting. The more detailed view from the window of the beauty of the environment is the same and it will remain until the summer.


In areas with warmer temperatures, it may be that some of the hedgehog awakening from its winter sleep, started in November.

According to the hedgehog centre of the hibernation of the hedgehog ends generally between mid-March and mid-April. Who knows, maybe you catch yourself looking out of the window, on the search for food.

other wild animals are on the move. You can see from the balcony or window of a Meadow or the woods? Foxes turn there, like your round – but increasingly also in urban areas.

In case of fire, and a compost heap, they like to spend time. They feed from the people behind the food scraps are.

Who has spotted a wild animal, it can stadwildtiere.ch or wild neighbors.ch to note. So it helps to create an Overview, and to combat the boredom.


Has an itch on the nose is this spring already? According to the “aha! Allergy centre Switzerland” suffering 20 per cent of the Swiss population to a pollen Allergy.

season the birch and the ash, which we see on the outside. However, due to cold weather, the pollen load decreases, particularly in the case of the birch. They can be recognized by their bright bark.

in General, the amount of Pollen of weather and temperature, but some plants are variable. The birch leaves, every two years, especially a lot of Pollen flying.

The pollen season has started due to the climate change in the past. Birch and ash had come thirty years ago two to three weeks later than today, says expert Bettina Ravazzolo from the Allergy center.

bees, bumblebees, and mold spores are flying past the window. It is one of the 3.5 per cent in Switzerland, which suffer from insect venom Allergy, then the home stay is currently not bad at all. The glass disc as a shield.

air quality

Our air is probably as clean as it has been since a long time. According to the Federal office for the environment, the improvement of air quality in the Canton of Ticino is the strongest, because the Canton also benefits from that in the North Italian industrial emissions areas are greatly diminished.

But also in the German part of Switzerland to breathe free: The traffic has decreased and thus also exhaust fumes and noise. However, these impacts are generally growing for years. Ozone, nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter threaten the health of the world’s most. Within the last thirty years, our fine-dust emissions have been reduced by 50 percent.


The Coronavirus currently holds the world in suspense. Many countries are taking measures such as Closing schools or limiting public events, to prevent the spread. In Switzerland, too, the grass, the Virus magnetized. All of the current information and Figures around the topic there is in the Coronavirus-Ticker.

I Have the corona virus or just the flu?

The Coronavirus spreads further – also in Switzerland. Especially in the flu season, you can assess for yourself whether one is ill with the Coronavirus, or whether you just have an ordinary flu. The differences are subtle, but they exist. VIEWS is defined.

protection against Coronavirus

recommendations of the Federal office for health, how you can protect yourself:

wash your hands
Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use a Hand sanitizer.

Not Sneezing into hands, sneeze
or cough in a handkerchief; or if you have none, in the bend of your elbow.

handkerchiefs correctly
paper handkerchiefs to dispose of, should be disposed of after use in a closed waste bin. the contact minimize
Avoid contact with people who have difficulty breathing or a cough.

to Avoid larger gatherings of people or public transport. To remain as home to the “most important thing of All is up to date”, so that more and more people are infected. You should go only in exceptional cases, Outside.

everything is possible, delivery at home.

no welcome kiss, no hugs, no shaking hands. And always a distance of one Meter to keep.

stay Informed
please Observe the local directives and recommendations. Strictly to the rules and announcements of the authorities. “Who is healthy, and informed, remains in 99 percent of cases, healthy.”

info lines Coronavirus
For the population: 058 463 00 00
For travelers: 058 464 44 88
available: 24 hours a Day when should you to the doctor?
don’t Go any more in case of symptoms (difficulty breathing, cough, or fever) in the Public and immediately contact – first by phone, a Doctor, a doctor or a health care facility.

The Situation will continue until Further notice. Those who feel themselves safe and healthy and, therefore, to the front of the storm, risking to prolong the condition. Therefore, peace preserved, and the thing in common to serve. (SDA)