A threatened old orchard in Schalkwijk


February, 2021

Funded by

Crowdfunded by the local participants

In collaboration with

Stichting natuurvanVroeger NU

Resulting in

A report and a statement of concern submitted to the municipality.

An old pear orchard in the heart of the village of Schalkwijk was slated to be levelled for a new residential area. Concerned villagers contacted Taxon Foundation and jointly they did a bio-blitz to study the biodiversity value of the orchard. We found more than 200 species of invertebrate animals, including several new and rare ones.