Nature at the PAL!

Published on 05/26/2019

You do not have to travel far to see many species of birds, butterflies, reptiles and plants. Wildlife is very present in and around the PAL!

The wild life of PAL

Indeed, as you wander through the park's alleys, it is not uncommon for you to come across many wildlife species. The diversity of environments (forests, ponds, lagoons, meadows) of the Pal favors the presence of these species.

  • Migratory birds: water rattle, big beak, wrens, sword falcon
  • Breeding Birds: Oriole, Black Woodpecker, Spotted Woodpecker, Green Flycatcher, Magpie Pie, Hypolaïs, White-fronted Redstart, Martin Fisherman, Flycatcher, Spring Wagtail
  • Toads and frogs
  • Snakes

For the lucky ones:

  • Salamanders
  • Newts webbed
  • Common pipistrelles (bat)
  • Wild cats
  • European Pond Turtles
  • Black storks

At PAL, green spaces are often places for relaxation and walking for visitors. Our team of Green Spaces makes every effort to take care of natural spaces and offer you a corner of paradise far from your everyday life.

The ecogests of PAL

For many years, the "Green Spaces" team has adopted an environmentally friendly management. Among the ecogests applied daily we can note, those in favor of water and biodiversity.

The water resource

The PAL uses many water saving techniques:

  • Drip associated with a programmer
  • Watering in the evening
  • Mulching (bark, hemp ...) that has many advantages: limits watering, avoids chemical weeding, avoids the phenomenon of beating, creates a place conducive to beneficial insects, improves soil structure and growth and health plants, promotes the microbial life of the soil ...

    Increased mowing height of lawns in summer

The biodiversity

The PAL makes sure to keep a natural biodiversity and develops:

  • The introduction of local plant species
  • The establishment of flowering meadows
  • Creation of openings in the forest and voluntary abandonment of standing dead trees (habitats for insects and natural predators)
  • The creation of "ecological corridors" (set of habitats or landscape elements linked together and allowing the propagation and circulation of plant and animal species): groves of trees, country hedge
  • Leave a place for the wilderness by creating a wild zone that will shelter an explosion of life (a few square meters of weeds are enough)
  • The creation of shelters: insect hotels (to house bumblebees, solitary wasps, lacewings), birdhouses specific to each species (tits, swallows)