CITY BUNNIES MEETS GREECE <3 15-17 OF SEPTEMBER 2023
CITY BUNNIES IN GREECE!
“Various artists from all over the world and the best of the Greek scene will get together to rock in Sykies municipal stadium and to show the people how graffiti can change the world. Once again a lot of activities will take place in the festival, such as throw up battle, graffiti lesson for young guys and warm up parties. Hip hop lives, graffiti and dj’s will make Thessaloniki again the metropolis of street culture!”
You can follow and read more about the event in:
https://meetingofstyles.com & Facebook – Meeting Of Styles Thessaloniki & Instagram – meeting_of_styles_greece
DID BUNNIES INVADE YOUR PROPERTY?!
Kotiliesi.fi – website published ( 23/08/2023) an interesting point of view how to expel the activities of city bunnies. The only good thing they want to say about rabbits is their appearance.. “cute” but still it’s just another story ’bout predators:
“Expelling rabbits, hares and bunnies from the yard: 3 ways
Expelling rabbits, hares and bunnies may be necessary to protect the plants in the yard from damage. An expert shares three tips for protecting plants from the teeth of bunnies.
“Their special delicacy is young trees and tulips, but yes, they will also gobble up perennials. All vegetable soil seedlings are also suitable,” says Timo Taulavuori, CEO of the Gardening Association. According to Taulavuori, voles are a bigger threat in gardens than hares, because they move more in farmlands and cities. However, the biggest predators in gardens are rabbits. “Rabbits are really tame and come right next to the house. They also eat the roots of plants and deftly dig passages under fences,” says Taulavuori.
1. Protection of young trees The bark of a young tree trunk is a great treat for rabbits, hares and woodchucks. They like to gnaw, for example, apple trees, pear trees, cherry trees, maple trees, birch trees, aspen trees and alder trees. When you plant a new tree seedling, immediately protect it carefully, be it winter or summer. The young tree is first protected by wrapping a plastic trunk protector around the trunk. Keep the frame protected for at least the first ten years or longer. 2. Fencing of planting areas Unfortunately, rabbits, hares and rabbits like many other plants than trees. Among other things, tulips, hawthorn, blueberry, hydrangea, rose and "Angervo" are to the liking of bunny ears. Protect the plants that the bunnies like with a chicken net fence in early spring. The fence can be made around a flower bed, a specific planting area, a plant or, if desired, around the entire plot. The net should be buried at least 30 centimeters deep in the ground. "If there is even a small gap between the fence and the ground, the bunnies immediately dig a path to the flower bed," Taulavuori says. 3. Species choices Some plants are more to the liking of bunnies than others. Species selection can therefore influence the amount of damage. Bunnies, like deer and roe deer, do not care for strongly scented plants. Plants with a strong smell can be planted at the edge of the flower bed to drive the bunnies away. For example, planting daffodils among tulips can in good luck keep bunnies away. When hungry, rabbits, hares and bunnies become more omnivorous, so no plant is completely risk-free."
…And the whole boring story about how to tease rabbits and bunnies you can read it on -> Kotiliesi.fi writed by journalist Anni Reenpää
However, a brave commenter had joined the news comments:
Oh hell! Don’t be so important about the feed in your yard! The purpose of the garden is to calm, not cause stress! Let the bunnies, hares, etc. EAT!
FIND ZUMIE AND THE CITY BUNNIES THIS SUMMER AT WASA GRAFFITILANDIA & SEINÄJOKI GRAFFITILANDIA (FINLAND)
Wasa Graffitilandia is open from June 20. and Seinäjoki Graffitilandia June 21.
Please make sure that these places are part of your super special summer vacation trip <3 you can get your tickets in advance from Tiketti.fi
Psssst! ‘Zumie & The City Bunnies’ – sticker page is also available for purchase at Wasa Graffitilandia 😉
UNCOVERED CITY BUNNY
Contact Hans Välimäki for tasty city bunny recipes. Although MCB or Zumie itself does not recommend it.
HELSINKI GRAPPLES WITH BUNNY SWARM
The municipality has been attempting to deal with the infestation for over 20 years
The Finnish capital of Helsinki has a very peculiar and long-standing problem – namely its vast population of so-called “city bunnies”.
City authorities and locals have been dealing with great numbers of feral rabbits for over two decades – and the problem doesn’t appear to be going away – quite the opposite in fact, as local experts claim that the city bunny population is yet again on the rise.
The root of the problem
The ancestors of the modern Helsinki city bunnies were domesticated rabbits that were released by their owners into the wild or were simply lost or managed to escape. Rabbits are notoriously fast breeders in the absence of predators and have wreaked havoc on the Finnish capital’s ecosystem and vegetation.
The cute animals quickly managed to become a great problem for the authorities of Helsinki. In 2009 the city government began organising massive hunts that went on for years and led to the successful destruction of large amount of the city’s rabbit population – but failed to permanently solve the problem.
The bunnies were quick to recoup their numbers but were yet again hit by calamity when a disease killed nearly 90% of their population in 2016. They, however, persisted and are yet again proving a real nuisance.
Climate change has only been making matters worse. The unprecedentedly hot winter further exacerbated the city’s bunny problem. The lack of snow and the warm temperatures have allowed the rabbits to breed even faster and to reach places that were unreachable in the past due to snowfall.
Furthermore, it has made many traps lain by city authorities ineffective, because the rabbits could simply avoid them and go someplace else to seek food and nutrition during the winter months.
The local government of Helsinki is still organising hunts and it is not out of the question that new massive extermination efforts might be needed in the near future. Yet, how can a city effectively deal with a problem as cute as this?
This News is originally published in website:
https://www.themayor.eu/ (2020-01-17) BY ANTON STOYANOV