Beech martens are mostly night-active animals, that move predominantly at the ground for the food-search. However, they can also climb extremely well.
During the day they seek a hiding place. Natural hiding places are e.g. crevices, stone piles or abandoned burrows of other animals. In buildings, they usually retreat on attics or into stables. They dress their nests with hairs, feathers or plant-material.
They are territorial animals, that mark its precinct with the secretion of fragrance-glands and defend at least against same-sex beech martens. The precinct-size is variable. Its extent can amount up to 2 km² depending on season and food-offer. Males have bigger precincts than females.
Mating takes place in summer. Due to an eight month period of delayed implantation, however, the females give birth only in the spring. The actual gestation time amounts to only one month. The newborns are blind and bare. Only after one month, they open the eyes.
Summer is over - days are getting shorter again - man and nature begin to slow down. For the remaining time until Christmas we have put together a program for young and old with activities suitable for this season.
You can study the complete program online in our park calendar, take the flyer in the park shop or download it. […]
In addition to numerous animals to be discovered, the Hochwildschutzpark also offers various facilities for fun and play - for young and old.
Right next to the bear enclosure, you can swing the tarzan swing over the "bear creek" to the barbecue area at the Volkenbacher Weiher. And - if you have reserved the barbecue in advance (20 €) - reward yourself with freshly grilled food. […]