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Food (and Accommodation) for the Insects

Before the wheat harvest in the Siguas valley, the field looks like a pampa bathed in gold, which emits a variety of sounds depending on whether the wind is blowing strongly or lightly. Sometimes the ears stand at rest, sometimes they are shaken by violent air currents. Meanwhile, the wheat thrives and welcomes different insects as guests (bees, wasps and ladybirds).

The wasps like to fly around fig trees. No wonder, because the Blastophaga (also a wasp) lives in symbiosis with this mystical tree. Their relatives, the wild wasps of the Siguas Valley, approach as soon as they smell the scents of the dried figs.

Cutting the figs in half to dry them attracts bees of different kinds. When the figs are dehydrated outdoors, they come to taste the juicy and golden flesh, which contains scents that are not normally accessible to bees.

The stinging hairs of the nettle form a coarse surface on a small scale. Urtification may be painful (in this case with Urtica Urens) but brings healing and refines the mind. Ladybirds like to inhabit the leaves of this nutritious wild plant in winter, when the sprouts have already transformed into a harmonious plant.

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Biodiversity for pollinators and frogs as an expression of sustainable farming in the middle of an archaeological Landscape.

All pictures were taken in the Siguas Valley (South Peru).


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