This forested area in the south of the Wienerwald was chosen as first research area, as the data from BFW (Bundesforschungs- und Ausbildungszentrum für Wald, Naturgefahren und Landschaft) shows increased bark beetle activity in those areas. With this aesthetic method we can dive even further into monitoring and detecting those species.
This Map shows the monitored forest and will hopefully soon show the sites of bark-finds of you and others as well. Read more about how to participate in this fun hobby in the ‘how to participate’ section.
In orderly scientific fashion, the monitored forest was systmically browsed for bark-beetle traces. The map shows the grid, with each knot being searched in a radius of 10m for loose bark. The numbers of the monitoring points are the nexus to the numbered bark prints.