Discovering biodiversity


The landscape of La Raia is an “agricultural mosaic with areas of natural vegetation”, a technical definition that summarizes the environmental diversity that characterizes this biodynamic farm, as it depicts the continuous succession of agriculture-tamed nature – vineyards, crops, graze land, hedges – and clearings, woodland, lakes, streams. In such a variety of environments live countless animal and plant species that, in the whole, represent a unique ecosystem to which we have dedicated a book called “Alla scoperta della biodiversità” (“Discovering biodiversity”) by Renato Cottalasso, edited by Fondazione La Raia. In the company of a guide, it is possible to walk around La Raia estate to discover the places where stonechats (typical birds of La Raia lake area) perch and roe deers stroll, and to spot bush flowers, as well as the bumble-bees favourite blossoms.