Today, first along the railroad.
Blackberries, and common blue and meadow brown butterflies still there.
Then, the botanical gardens.
A biologist explains on, mainly small, animals, there.
First, many small snails: common door snail. They eat lichen, so they don’t harm flowers.
There are also sowbugs, isopods, with some new-born young. They lay their eggs in fluid similar to sea water: they are crustaceans, whose ancestors lived in the sea.
Then, a bigger snail species: brown garden snail.
And a centipede: Lithobius forficatus, garden centipede. It eats isopods, worms, etc. Later, another, bigger, centipede species.
Under stones, a small black ant nest. Winged males and many pupae among them.
We see a smooth newt: there are hundreds of them in the botanical gardens. Also many young toads, just one centimetre in size, jumping.
In the chestnut trees live many horse-chestnut leaf-miners; small moths.
Then we go to the hothouses.
Ten tropical ant species live there, which came along with tropical plants; as did jumping spiders.
African cichlids also used to live there. However, they had to be taken away, as they ate the Victoria amazonica plants.