The Environment Chronicle

Notable environmental events between 2009 and 2009 Deselect

  1. Avenue of thr Year 2009 is a pear tree avenue in Lower Saxony (Bohnenburg/ Amt Neuhaus).

  2. Algal researchers of the Phycology Section of the German Botanical Society have chosen the Emiliania huxleyi as ‘Alga of the Year 2009’.

  3. Reptile of the Year: Dice snake(Natrix tessellata)

  4. Butterfly of the Year is the European Peacock butterfly ((Aglais io) or Peacock butterfly.

  5. The internationally operating environmental foundation Global Nature Fund (GNF) proclaimed the Lake Atitlán located in Guatemala Threatened Lake of the Year 2009.

  6. Bird of the Year 2009 is the Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).

  7. Flower of the Year: Cichorium intybus (Common chicory)

  8. Perennial Herb of the Year is the Plantain lily (Hosta).

  9. Animal of the Year: West European Hedgehog or European Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)

  10. Insect of the Year: the Red-and-black Froghopper (Cercopis vulnerata)

  11. Medicinal Plant of the Year 2009 is the Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare).

  12. Spider of the year is the Triangle Spider (Hyptiotes paradoxus).

  13. Pot Marigold or English Marigold (Calendula officinalis), named 2009 Medicinal Herb of the Year by the NHV Theophrastus.

  14. Water Plant of the Year 2009 is the Clasping-leaf Pondweed, Perfoliate Pondweed (Potamogeton perfoliatus).

  15. Fish of the Year is the European eel (Anguilla anguilla)

  16. Orchid of the Year: Early-purple Orchid (Orchis mascula)

  17. Nature park of the Year 2009 in North Rhine-Westphalia are the Nature Park "Teutoburger Wald / Eggegebirge" and the Nature Park "Rheinland".

  18. Moss of the Year is the White Moss (Leucobryum glaucum).

  19. Lichen of the Year is the Reindeer lichen (Cladonia rangiferina).