The project "Protection of avifauna and amphibians by improving habitat
conditions in the Ruda mine" aims to create a specific ecological corridor. That
is why we place so much emphasis on the protection of individual elements of the
environment. In this case, these are field thickets. One of the most important
functions is the free movement of animals in the agricultural landscape. For
people, they can be a source of aesthetic experiences, because their beauty
enchants almost all year round. In spring they bloom and give off an intense
fragrance, and in autumn they attract attention with the colors of their fruit.
The latter provide food for the animals. Among the fruit-bearing plants we have
observed are: blackthorn, elderberry, hawthorn and mirabelle plum. In a few
years, this set will be supplemented with the fruit of the shellfish, the
seedlings of which we planted in May, during a social campaign with a group of
volunteers. Interestingly, in the field bushes in the area of ​​KSM Ruda, we
could observe: yellowhammers, common chaffinches, european goldfinches, as well
as a eurasian blackcaps and red-backed shrikes. The mentioned birds willingly
hid among the dense and thorny plants. The greenery is complemented by oaks and
alders, the fruits of which are food for eurasian jays and eurasian siskins.