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Wild Campus to bring bustling nature into the city

Wildflowers are food for butterflies, moths and wild bees and a habitat for many insects. A few photos of the new wild campus project

The purpose of Wild Campus is to bring people closer to nature by serving as a tranquil refuge.

During 2015 and 2016 six new areas will turn wild on Nørre Campus, each will be filled with some of Denmark’s native plants and be divided in four different types: beach, meadow, grassland and forest.

More information about Wild Campus here.

At the entrance of North Campus you will be met by tall buildings and long soccer fields. If you walk a bit further you will stumble upon a small oasis of plants together forming Wild Campus. Here, plants of all sorts stand quietly and humbly in the background of a lively campus site. One may not notice them at first glance but once you get a little closer you cannot help but notice the similarity between humans and them.

In the wildflower beds you can find Danish native species of four different nature types: beach, meadow, grassland and forest. There are approximately 80 different species of wildflowers here that are typically found in nature.

The wildflowers provide food for butterflies, moths and wild bees are a habitat for many insects.

All photos by Camilla Meshki, University Post.

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