1. Medicinal Herb of the Year is the Sage (Salvia officinalis).

  2. Spider of the Year is the Daddy-long-legs spider or Cellar spider (Pholcus phalangioides).

  3. Since 2003 the BUND NRW Naturschutzstiftung has been selecting the "Butterfly of the Year".

  4. Mollusc of the year is the Desmoulin's whorl snail (Vertigo moulinsiana).

  5. Laboratory animal of the Year 2003 is the Golden Orfe. The ide or orfe (Leuciscus idus)is a freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae. The golden orfe is a variety.

  6. Water plant of the year 2003 is the Water Soldier (Stratiotes aloides).

  7. Butterfly of the Year is the Scotch argus (Erebia aethiops)

  8. Invertebrate of the Year 2003: Lithobius forficatus

  9. Medicinal Plant of the Year 2003 is the Artichoke (Cynara scolymus).

  10. Perennial Herb of the Year is the Salvia.

  11. Bird of the Year 2003 is the Common Swift (Apus apus).

  12. Tree of the Year 2003 is the Common Alder (Alnus glutinosa).

  13. Flower of the Year 2003 is the Common Corncockle (Agrostemma githago).

  14. Fish of the Year 2003 is the Barbel (Barbus barbus L.).

  15. Vegetable of the Year 2003: Potato (Solanum tuberosum L. ssp. tuberosum)

  16. Insect of the Year 2003 is the field cricket (Grillus campestris).

  17. Orchid of the Year is the Fly Orchid (Ophrys insectifera L.).

  18. Fungus of the Year 2003 is the Parrot Mushroom (Hygrocybe psittacina).

  19. Animal of the Year: Wolf (Canus lupus).