Dienstag, 4. Januar 2011

Weilmuenster, Weil Street, 2nd March 2010

As outlined in the 2009 CID Report Chapter `Investigation / Regional History Weil Valley and Weilmuenster` (http://www.2009-landeskunde-weiltal.blogspot.com/), the at that time missing relationship of the investigation office`s thematic orientation towards the site, where the office was established in 2002, was considered as a deficit. Meanwhile the dedication towards the upside described thematics Berlins in Colombia, Oranges & Nassaus and Ethics in Science during the past two years had to remain reduced to literature studies and Internet publications due to the missing financial support for international travelling, the easily and with low cost accessible local surroundings could receive so the concentrated attention of the CID activities in this period.

The 2009 report describes the activities concerning 4 main theme groups during the years 2007 and before until 2009, these are

  • registration and mapping of relics of historic minery activities

  • entomological and botanical aspects of Weilmuenster and its nature reserves

  • monument architecture and history of the Weilmuenster sanatory

  • fosil finding sites and fosil and naturalia collection administration.

During the years of 2009 and 2010 the excursions to nature have been extended over the following regions

  • Weilmuenster village

  • Lichter Valley

  • Bleidenbach Valley

  • Mehlbach Valley

  • Moettbach Valley

  • Grebenstein Valley

  • Luetzelbach Valley

  • Essershausen wood-creek Valleys

  • Weil Valley section Weilmuenster - Guntersau

  • Lahn Valley between Selters - Weilburg - Graeveneck

  • and their respective side-valleys

and a complete registration of all appearing dragonfly (ODONATA) and Potter Insect (HYMENOPTERA) species has been carried out.

Second main dedication of attention received the Laurel Crown private garden area, where during the years of 1969 until 2010 a nature dominated botancial house garden has been established. Here construction works for the implementation of three proyects of the office have been carried out

  • Seasonal Flowering Plant Calendar photographic documentation

  • Construction of an teaching plantation with medical plants and introduced flora species

  • Construction of an Artcraft decorated humid lake area

Furthermore a registration of historic village fortifications at the Kirberg Mountain has been carried out and the genesis of these constructions was discussed in an new Internet-publication in the CID Publishing Series Regional Studies.

The former outlined thematics `fossil collection and finding site description`, `Sanatory monument architecture` and `minery relics (mining-tunnel) registrations` have not been continued during the actual report period.

Botany, Entomology & History

During the month from march until october 2009 and again from march until june 2010 and than from september until october 2010, it means during the time, when outdoor natural investigations about botany and entomology allow to wait interesting results, the full attention was dedicated to the permanent screening of several target habitats, related to the following species groups

  • Potter wasps and bees

  • Dragonflies

  • Ornamental Garden Flowering Plants and Trees

with the following results:

Potter Insects

The registration of known potter insect nesting sites from the past years was followed and the photographic documentation of potter nest types and inhabiting or constructing species was advanced. These sites include

  • 7 earthen wall components of historic half-timbered houses or stables in the village area (one of them demolished during summer of 2010)

  • 1 old stone wall besides a field track

  • 1 clay-soil field track margin

  • 1 historic village boundary stone

where about a dozen different nest construction types could be registered. Also it was possible to document by photographies 10 potter insect species.

1st Soil tunnel constructing bee species - 10th May 2010
probably Osmia sp.

2nd Soil tunnel constructing bee species - 10th May 2010

3rd Soil tunnel constructing bee species - 5th April 2009
probably Andrena cineraria

Wall tunnel constructing bee species - 10th May 2010
probably Andrena fulva

Soil tunnel inhabitant bee species
probably Nomada sp. (ANTHOPHORIDAE) - 10th May 2010

Soil tunnel inhabitant species - 9th April 2009
probably Andrena sp.

Wall cavity inhabitant species - 27th July 2008
probably Osmia sp.

Soil tunnel constructing bumble-bee (Bombus sp.) species - 5th April 2009

Clay breeding chamber constructing Sphecid Wasp species
Trypoxylon sp. - 27th September 2008

Species similar the probable Nomada sp. bee,
but distinguished by the uninterrupted yellow first two abdominal colour rings

The `term potter` insect is used here to describe all hymenopterean insects that carry out earthen constructions for their nesting sites, even if the exact sense of this term does not regard the simple earth tunnel drilling - as for example observed in the case of the bumble bee - as clay nest construction activity. The proper term `potter insect` describes the ability to transform clay, loam or earthen material by mixing this material with body fluids or water and forming with this preparation like in artcraft technique chambers, separation walls, walls to close nest entrances, pots similar as urns, fortifications of nest tunnel and entrance walls, turrets, hexagonic honeycombs or complete closed nestwall and entrance constructions.

The potter nest constructions found in or near Weilmuenster between 2007 and 2010 include most of these possible construction types, except the last examples referring to nests of social eumenid wasp species that exist only in South America.

More far going here also are mentioned as potter insects such species that don`t necessary construct themselves with or inside earthen material, but use abandoned exisiting constructions of other species for their own nesting activity, as considered so in the case of the Nomada – species.

Based on the collected data about potter insect species and nest construction architecture a publication in the CID Publishing Natural Science Series is previewed. The illustrated species inventory shall give most exact possible species determination data, a difficult task in the present investigation, because no potter insect will be trapped, what would be the requiry for exact species determination. The exclusively photography based species determination is much more difficult, because seldom photographies show exactly all necessary species determination characteristics. For this reason the publication date still can`t be given because it remains unknown, when a complete photographic registry of all appearing potter insect species is available.

Examples of macro-photographic determination characters head, antenna and wing of one of the documented potter insects

Related to the topic `Potter Insects` but not to the present report chapter `Regional Studies` is the composition of an second script about the eumenid wasp Eumenes wagnerianus during the report period. The advance of the investigation project about the Colombian Potter Insect Fauna equally had to remain reduced to activities that remained possible without field works in Colombia respectively at the original living habitats of these species.

The article treats behavioural and neurobiological aspects observed during 2002, when the described (http://www.eumeneswagnerianus.blogspot.com) nest-example was found near Medellin / Antioquia. During the detailled examination of the nest was observed, that the `state of coma` of the paralized prey insects – lepidoptera larvae introduced by the wasp in one of the nests breeding chambers - was reversible after manual touching and stimulating, so that the caterpillars became again able to move away from their `feeding tomb`. The observed phenomenon is described in the CID Internet publication `Observations on Paralization of Prey Insects in Potter Wasps from Eumenidae family` (but in german language) and available under the direction http://www.eumeneswagnerianus-6.blogspot.com.


Maybe the most important insect species group for ecological surveys of the conservation condition of humid areas are the dragonflies. Due to the development characteristics of their eggs and larvae, dragonflies live obligatory bound to waters. Some species react extremely sensible on alterations of water quality or habitat structure changes. For that reason dragonflies (ODONATA) are considered as important `indicator species` group. Even if some hatched dragonfly species sooner or later leave their development habitat, the predator insects with amazing flight capacities, that remember to modern helicopter flight abilities, during the beginning of their adult life cycle can be recorded near the sites, where they emerged from the water. For that reason and as announced in the CID report 2009, the dragonflies have been elected the first animal species group to be registered completely by CID investigation in the surroundings of the office establishment site at Weilmuenster.

To prevent an endangerment of the Weilmuenster dragonfly living habitats by publishing the exact localization of the registration sites, CID Publishing avoids to point out where the documented and photographed species have appeared, even if it is simple to deduce, that all running and standing open waters can be dragonfly habitats. On the other hand, during the registrations has been observed, that in several habitats of highly specialized dragonfly species, as for example those of the `maidens of the fountains` (CORDULEGASTERIDAE), ocurred intrusions and disturbances with heavy woodcutter machinery, so that it has to be weigh up, if a protection of these species can be better guaranteed by hiding or by publishing and offical protection of their living areas.

Cordulegaster boltoni DONOVAN 1807
Double-striped maiden of the fountains

The proper investigation and species inventory executed by CID itself does not harm at all or interfere in the dragonfly species life cycle or habitat, because similar as in case of the potter insects, a pure photographic registration of the species and a species determination by photography analisis is previewed. That means, not one dragonfly individuum will be catched for species determination, so that no risk of harming of wings, flight apparatus, antenna, legs or body of the insects will be taken. This presupposes, that also the completion of the dragonfly species inventory needs more time, as already outlined in the similar case of the potter insect study.

During the actual report time the decision had to be taken, if the publication of the dragonfly species inventory results should occurr only, when the complete book script is ready. The missing advance of the colombian projects `The Berlins` and `Colombian Potter Insects` set CID under certain pressure to present results of the actual investigation office`s work, so that the decision was taken, to extend the Foto CID / Nature Photography / Dragonfly image series stepwise as Internet online-publication for teaching purposes. So in September 2009 a new CID Publishing Internet online publication titeled THE DRAGONFLIES OF WEILMUENSTER was created with the homepage adress


The new books (in german language) homepage includes

  • Impressum

  • Introduction to Dragonflies Biology and Ecology

  • Dragonfly Familiy Overview

  • Literature List

  • Conceptional Remarks

and leads by blue www. links to the attached 9 special dragonfly family chapters for

  • CALOPTERYGIDAE (2 Species) – 2 proved in Weilmuenster

  • LESTIDAE (6 Species) – 1 proved

  • PLATYCNEMIDAE (1 Species) – 1 proved

  • COENAGRIONIDAE (13 Species) – 6 proved, probably exist more

  • GOMPHIDAE (4 Species) – 1 proved

  • AESHNIDAE (9 Species) – 3 proved, probably exist more

  • CORDULEGASTRIDAE (2 Species) – 1 proved

  • CORDULIIDAE (5 Species) – 1 proved, several more existing

  • LIBELLULIDAE (20 Species) – 6 proved

Every family chapter contains the number of all described species for Germany as given in the publication of Heiko Bellmann (1993), and an overview list of all species of this family found in the Weilmuenster area, referring to the investigation of CID led from 14th February 2005 until 30th June 2010, that in 2011 will be continued. The lists are followed by a short summary of species determination characteristics, containing and photographic determination key with the typical species body characteristics shown, if it was possible to realize that by macro-photography technique. Then follow the selected photographies of every proved species, when possible the male and the female animals are shown. The family chapters closes with the endangerment and protection remarks for every species.

A total number of 22 dragonfly species could be photographed and determined with security during the investigation period. The existence of more species is obvious. When completed, the CID Internet book on dragonflies will be printed and published by CID Verlag Weilmuenster as library book.


Natural Science documentations, experiments and investigations related to botany or single plant species have been developed during the past two years concerning the following matters:

  • Documentation of local protected plant natural monuments

  • Data collection about remarkable plant species

  • Artistic photography series `Speaking Plants`

  • Internet publication `Laurel Crown Flowering Plant Seasonal Calendar`

  • Establishment of an `Medical and Poisonous Plant Teaching Garden`

  • Establishment of an `Experimental Plantation of Outdoor-Wintersurviving Banana Plants`

Local protected plant natural monuments

The CID Publishing Regional Studies Series during the past years centered it`s attention on the history and architecture of the local Sanatory and several aspects related to ethics and human rights during the both `World War` periods of the past century. CID report 2009 already suggested an extension of the `Weilmuenster Regional Study Series` to common village history and natural science themes. First step planned in this direction was an publication about several existing `Natural Monuments` in the surroundings of Weilmuenster.

During the years 2002 until 2006 several of these sites, mostly single prominent trees registered on the Topographical Map 1:25000 Nr. 5516, already had been visited and documented by photography. Little information was available about the history of these plant monuments, the reason for their protection, the namegiving and the exact age, what means the relationship of the protection with an historic background.

To obtain these data, existing literature about the village and regional history was screened and interviews with local habitants have been led. During 2009 CID entered in contact with the districtal environmental nature conservation administration. The administration supported this informational request in january 2010 with the perusal of the complete set of nature registration data about all 7 Weilmuenster nature monuments.

The data request was coincident with the announced partial offcut of the Weilmuenster Tile Alley along the Weilstrasse. Reason given for the offcut was an detected endangerment for vehicle transit by maybe downfalling branches due to an probable infection of the trees with fungus. The offcut was practized between 2nd March and 16th May 2010. The proper Weilstrasse Tile Alley, leading from the villages marketplace until the sanatory hospital entrance, consisting initially in about 150 trees and planted probably about 1 century ago, was no officially registered nature monument, meanwhile two smaller and older tile alleys along the historic `Hessen Strasse` towards the northern and southern village entrances still exist under nature conservation protection status.

Even if the supplied nature conservation registry is complete, the data have not been considered as sufficient for the redaction of an article to publish. A further search for more and unregistered remarkable plant species in the village and it`s surroundings was started and the improvement of the CID protected tree photography data base of the local monument sites is strived for. The previewed publishing Blog http://www.botany-weilmuenster.blogspot.com/ has been already established. Once completed, the page will be linked to the CID Weilmuenster Regional Study and Natural Science Homepage http://www.avesypajaros.blogspot.com.

Remarkable Plant Species

As further remarkable plant species, that could be mentioned or included in the planned publication about the Weilmuenster Botany, have been registered during the past 2 years the following species

  • Liriodendron tulipifera MAGNOLIACEAE

  • Sequoiadendron giganteum TAXODIACEAE

  • Metasequoia glyptostroboides TAXODIACEAE

  • Araucaria araucana ARAUCARIACEAE

  • Musa basjoo MUSACEAE

  • Geastrum pectinatum GEASTRACEAE

Liriodendron is used at one site as ornamental plant by public gardening. The trees, about 30 years old, have been photographed during flowering and fall. The photographies have to be repeated in 2011, part of the material got lost. The tree with amazing beautiful flowers is native at the US east coast and famous for beeing the oldest New York park tree a Liriodendron tulipifera. The trees in Weilmuenster substitute part of an 1980 offcutted Tile Alley.

Sequoiadendron exist in two house gardens and grow wild at one site in the Lichtertal Valley. The stems of the two about 40 years old trees in Lichter Valley showed neon colour markers, so that CID decided to demand for their protection as nature monument at the Limburg districtal nature conservation authority. With letter from 23rd March 2010 the administration rejected this demand after having visited and registered the trees at 12th March 2010. The equal aged Sequoia garden trees are not at all endangered. None of the trees is registered in the German National Sequoia Database.

Two Metasequoia ornamental trees, aged about 20 and about 3 years existed in Weilmuenster until July 2010. The younger tree was destroyed by an violent vandalism act at 9th July 2010. None of the trees had been registered in the German National Sequoia Database.

Three Araucaria araucana aged about 35 years grow in central Weilmuenster, about half a dozen younger plants have been planted during the past 5 years and probably exist several more as ornamental plants in the further villages belonging to the small town. All older trees have been introduced to Germany by the monks of Eiffel Volcanoe Lake Maria Laach Monastery. Related to this species the wound-healing effect of the resin of the trees was discovered and proofed during March and April 2007 by CID Investigation. Following, a literature study about that thematic was started, but little information is available, due to the knowledge about the medical properties is indigenous property. The CID office harvested a small quantity of Araurcaria resin and evaluated the possibility to start an pharmaceutical investigation project to produce and test an healing cream in cooperation with an local pharmacy.

The outdoor-wintersurviving Musa species was introduced to Weilmuenster in 2007 by CID Investigation to realize an investigation project about the survival of tropical species under central german medium range mountain climatic conditions. The banana plants survived outdoor the winters 2007 – 2008 – 2009 – 2010. The project will be continued, even if two violent vandalism attacks destroyed part ot the expermental plantation during September 2009 and July 2010.

In October 2010 a small colony of Geastrum pectinatum fungus was discovered by CID Investigation in Weilmuenster. The `Earth-Star`-species is registered in Germany at less than 20 growth sites, so that the discovery of that species in Weilmuenster is remarkable. A literature study was begun.

Photography series `Speaking Plants`

The existing Foto-CID image series with `emotional botanical expressions` from 13th Septermber 2008 was extended in September 2010 to an more artistical interpretation of botanical structures. Several new pictures that present `botanical paintings` on tree bark or aspects of an imaginary tender plant erotism have been added to the series. The series is available under http://www.naturaleza-bella.blogspot.com/

Laurel Crown Flowering Plant Seasonal Calendar

With CALENDARIO DE PLANTAS DE LA CORONA DE LAURELES http://www.calendario-de-plantas.blogspot.com/ a second more complex CID Publishing Natural Science Series Pre-Book has been edited and stepwise published during the past two years. The Internet Online Book consists in 10 Blogs, connected by blue www.links – The main introduction and chapter overview blog and the added seasonal flowering plant blogs – 2 winter, 3 spring, 3 summer and 1 autumn blogs.

The private ornamental Laurel Crown Garden gives shelter to a greater number of plant species that not always had formed part of the regional or national botanical flora. It`s gardeners have united here specimen of dissappearing, endangered or introduced plants of the ancient medical and poisonous plant gardens, herbs considered as weeds that slowly disappear from the modern agricultural fields and mediterranean or far east plant species, that have been brought to the region by emigrants or travellers. For that reason, the species determination based on national german botanical literature is difficult and requires the support and the knowledge of the initial gardeners. An complete registry of all flowering garden plants printed as book shall be the base for recognition of the garden plant species.

The systematical record of the plants, that also would be the structure of the presentation of the plants in the book, doesn`t orient itself on the common biological systematics. To use the book as determination guide in the garden it was considered as more useful, to establish seasonal chapters, forming so groups of plants that flower during the same month or season of the year. These groups are again subdivided in chapters that unite the plants according to the colour of their inflorescence, i.e. yellow - orange, blue - lila, red - pink - white. These subdivisions are established for the numerous spring and summer plants. The smaller number of autumn-flowering plants doesn`t make necessary a colour subdivision. The exceptional winter flowering plants are divided in the two chapters `typical winter plants`, that flower mostly every winter, and `exceptional winter plants` with those species documented, which `normally` show their flowers during spring, summer or autum, but not during wintertime.

The completion of the book was severely set back by several purposeful violent vandalism attacks against determinated plantation areas newly established since 2007, during September 2009, June-July 2010 and September 2010. During these attacks, the last existing Iris sibirica specimen of the garden was destroyed at 22nd September 2010. Iris sibirica had been elected german `Flowering plant of the year 2010` by Mrs. Loki Schmidt in October 2009.

Iris sibirica (IRIDACEAE)
Last living specimen of the original plant colony in Laurel Crown Garden at 7th June 2010

Medical and Poisonous Plant Teaching Garden &
Experimental Plantation of Outdoor-Wintersurviving Banana Plants

For reason of presentation to public and visitors of the CID Investigation / Riverstones Ceramic Atelier combined enterprises working results, in July 2007 the decision was taken to construct an outdoor reception area in front of the office and atelier establishment site. For that purpose an about 50 square meter measuring area of the house entrance adjacent to an neighboured factory parking court and separated from there by a fence was designed as terrace-garden and lake area.

CID Office Outdoor Presentation Area with medical herb garden, banana plantation and ceramic atelier artcraft exposition at 23rd August 2008
: Dr. med. I Chia Sun

Map of the CID Entrance Garden Structure
MG - Metasequoia glyptostroboides, MS - Magnolia soulangiana, MP – Musa paradisiaca, AP – Acer palmatum, JS – Juniperus squammatus

CID Medical Herb Teaching Garden
seen from field track towards the car entrance at 7th July 2009

First International Visitors of CID and Riverstones at 23rd August 2008 at CID Office presentation garden entrance

The plantation area, separated from the car entrance and pathways by red-iron and quartz nature stone walls, composed with stones from historic village mining sites, consisted in 4 terrace levels with patchy prepared soil types to condition the different planting areas with humid-sandy, dry and arid-rock habitats. Until June 2010 the following plant species have been established there

Baeume & Straeucher

Trees &


Scientific Name

German common name

Metasequoia glyptostroboides


Magnolia soulangiana


Acer palmatum dissectum nigrum

Schwarzroter Schlitzahorn

Juniperus horizontalis `Glauca`

Blauer Kriechwacholder

Juniperus squamata `Blue Carpet`

Blauer Teppich-Wacholder

Cotoneaster dammeri

Immergruene Kriechmispel

Ilex sp.


Stauden &


Perennials &


4 Musa basjoo

Japanische Winterbanane

2 Echinacea purpurea

Roter Sonnenhut

1 Rudbeckia hirta


2 Kniphofia sp.


4 Yucca filamentosa


4 Drypopteris filix-mas


1 Festuca cinerea

Blau Schwingel

5 Iris pseudacorus

Gelbe Schwertlilie

1 Iris sibirica

Sibirische Schwertlilie

1 Sedum telephium

Mauerpfeffer `Herbstfreude`

3 Sedum acre

Gelber Mauerpfeffer

3 Typha latifolia


3 Juncus effusus


1 Papaver somniferum


5 Papaver hybridum

Krummborstiger Mohn

3 Papaver argemone

Sand Mohn

2 Euphorbia lathyris

Kreuzblaettrige Wolfsmilch

1 Helleborus foetidus

Stinkende Nieswurz

1 Clematis sp.


5 Dipsacus sp.


1 Heuchera sp.


Thymus sp.


Thymus sp.


Thymus vulgaris

Echter Thymian

Thymus pulegioides

Gemeiner Thymian

Salvia officinalis

Echte Salbei

Salvia sp.


8 Melissa officinalis


1 Majorana hortensis


3 Origanum vulgare


1 Mentha aquatica

Wasser Minze

1 Mentha sp.


2 Lavandula angustifolia


1 Nigella damascena

Damaszener Schwarzkuemmel

8 Lysmachia sp.


2 Hypericum calycinum

Anatolisches Johanniskraut

1 Paris quadrifolia


5 Arum maculatum

Gefleckter Aaronstab

1 Aquilegia atrata

Schwarzviolette Akelei

3 Aquilegia vulgaris

Gemeine Akelei

14 Primula vulgaris

Schaftlose Primel

1 Adonis aestivalis


1 Eryngium sp.


1 Eryngium sp.


3 Asparagus officinalis


7 Agrostemma githago


1 Lathyrus latifolius

Breitblaettrige Platterbse

25 Fragaria vesca


3 Oenothera grandiflora

Grossbluetige Nachtkerze

1 Oenothera biennis

Gewohnliche Nachtkerze

1 Verbascum densiflorum

Grossbluetige Koenigskerze

1 Antirrhinum majus

Garten Loewenmaul

1 Linaria vulgaris


2 Campanula trachelium

Nesselblaettrige Glockenblume

1 Hieracium aurantiacum

Orangerotes Habichtskraut

3 Fritillaria imperialis


Selected plant photographies from the entrance garden are documented in the blog http://www.universe-botanical-garden.blogspot.com. Integrated in the plantation and situated on the highest terrace adjacent to the limits with the neighbour factory, the experimental banana field formed the most important part of the `Laurel Crown` garden entrance sector. Principal idea of the gardening experiment was to demonstrate, that even tropical plant species, that are considered as not adapted to the regional climatic conditions, can survive low temperatures and snow cover during wintertime in outdoor gardens without greenhouse protection, if they recieve a basic support by the gardener.

For the experimental banana species (Musa sp. / M. basjoo ?) is proved, that it survives german winter outdoor and in summer reaches growth heights of several meters, flowers and develops edible fruits, if the plant remains undisturbed from vandalism, what often ocurrs at the planting site, where the existence of flowering Musa sp. seems to be understood by certain national botanists as an offense of scientific school knowledge. The climatic conditions at the Weilmuenster experimental plantation site are somewhat harder, average winter temperatures are about 5 degree lower than at the originary german growth site, snow cover lasts longer and spring climate begins 2 – 4 weeks later. The first sprouts of the new spring banana plants appear in Weilmuenster about 4 – 6 weeks later, means instead of about 20th March the first sprouting is observed beginning until middle of May.

The retarded sprouting of the banana plants in Taunus medium range mountains is the reason, why the plants reach a less higher growth height and don`t flower or carry fruit. To obtain banana fruits of outdoor bananas in Weilmuenster, the sprouting time should be brought forward for about 6 weeks, what could be reached with an artificial support for example by an removable greenhouse cover that would cover the soil of the plantation site between february and may, an heating of the greenhouses inside to prevent soil frost, that would damage sprouts or retard their appearance. Artificially greenhouse (german: `Fruehbeet`) protected the bananas could sprout several weeks earlier and the following length of the spring and summer period would be enough long, so that plants could reach the flowering and maybe also the fruiting development stage. To prove that was one of the reasons or tasks of the CID Investigation outdoor winter surviving banana project.

The appealing and successful growing garden with it`s exceptional plant composition attracted hikers and gardeners from the surroundings that provided as present or spontaneously plants from their immigrant or old peasant gardens. So during 2008 a diverse poppy flora enriched additionally the CID entrance garden and in 2009 two ornamental trees - a Chinese Sequoia and an Magnolia – where added. In 2010 followed from an historic village peasants garden which was dissolved for reasons of the demolishing of an old farm building near the market place, as particular present an small colony of old Fritillaria imperialis (LILIACEAE) plants which dominated during weeks with their amazing appearance the entrance garden.

The Fritillaria imperialis at it`s originary growing site in front of an old Weilmuenster stable constructed in 1778 short before it`s transplant to Laurel Crown garden at 2nd April 2010

The terrace garden was completed by an joined humid plant and open water lake area, with decorative bamboo insight cover, where between multiple other plants and herbs two protected lilly species grew, the yellow water lilly Iris pseudacorus and the blue siberian lilly Iris sibirica. The lakes basin was choosen in february 2010 by inspiration of the friend Painting Atelier Yu as site for the construction of an outdoor presentation artcraft of PIEDRAS del RIO / RIVERSTONES Ceramic Atelier. The work of art`s design was developed during the construction between march and june 2010. Principal idea of the artwork was the combination of represenations of figures of the whole worlds mythological tales inside an flower and plant surrounded open water area as ceramic mosaique. The advance of construction of the mosaique is documented in the blog

The extension of the Universe Mosaique Lake at 27th June 2010

Regional Studies

During the first 2009 january weeks several photographic excursions have been led to the Weilmuenster Kirberg mountain, the so called villages `house-mountain` with it`s restored `Roman`s Tower`, that sits in state over the villages old center at the southern `Hessen-Street` exit, an historic trade route from Wetzlar to Wiesbaden.

Wall segment of an Kirberg casemate

The 2009 - 2010 topics related to REGIONAL STUDIES are described in the separated report chapter


Text, Photographies & Design
Dipl. Biol. Peter Ulrich Zanger / CID Forschung

January 2011

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