The Biological Station – full German name “Biologische Station Haus Bürgel, Stadt Düsseldorf – Kreis Mettmann e. V.” – is based at Haus Bürgel and looks after protected areas belonging to the city of Düsseldorf and the district of Mettmann. This cultural landscape is extremely diverse. It ranges from the regularly flooded meadows of the Rhine floodplain between Monheim am Rhein and Düsseldorf-Kaiserswerth to the so-called "Heideterrasse" (heather plateau) to the stream valleys and wooded heights of the Bergisches Land.
Despite the metropolitan area and surrounding countryside being so closely intertwined, the region boasts a network of diverse habitats with a rich flora and fauna.
The Biological Station was founded in 1991 as a non-profit association with the goal of preserving these natural treasures and maintaining and developing the cultural landscape that has evolved,.
With a diverse range of excursions, lectures and activities, it aims to get as many people as possible excited about nature and encourage them to act responsibly.
More information can be found on the website of the Biological Station (in German): www.bsdme.de.