The latest from the Disney Parks’ Field Notes series takes us over to Disneyland Paris Resort where the Nature and Environment Department use biodiversity to help preserve nature and conserve natural resources.
- As part of Disney’s Earth Month celebration, a new video series launched on Disney Parks Blog called Field Notes.
- In the new episode, we’ve traveled to Disneyland Paris Resort talking to Alison Le Flem, Biodiversity Project Manager at Disneyland Paris.
- Alison says the resort is involved in several “eco-grazing” projects including the use of “Ouessant” sheep to help landscape the resort. From April/May to September/October, the resort will have about 20-30 animals graze the fields that are too complex for Cast Members to maintain.
- Starting in 2012, the resort placed several beehives and currently has around 30-50 beehives they maintain. The bees pollinate flowers and trees without needing human intervention.
- Hens can also be seen at the resort, as they are very good at cleaning lawns. They set up a small henhouse near the apiary of Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch, allowing them to maintain the areas around the beehives.
- Disneyland Paris also has a vegetable garden that is used for the Parks’ kitchens.
Previous Field Notes:
- The first episode had us explore the Rainbow Reef at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa with Animal Programs Cast Member Eric. The reef showcases some of the fish native to the waters around Hawaii and lets Guests get up close and personal in a safe environment.
- At Tokyo DisneySea, Guests can get a tour of turn-of-the-century New York City in cars powered by electricity.
- Hong Kong Disneyland horticulturists are converting green waste to wood chips in an effort to efficiently improve soil health.
If interested, you can learn more about Disney’s 2030 environmental goals.