Romanelli Nature is an eco-sustainability farming program developed to contribute to biodiversity and help care for the environment. Since 2008, we have positioned artificial bird nests with live webcams inside throughout the vineyards, to safeguard important species in the territory of Montefalco. One of the objectives of these artificial nests is to cover the shortage of natural nesting spaces, a problem that exists even in the countryside today. In addition to the naturalistic goal, it is also advantageous to encourage insect-eating birds to frequent the farming area. Another advantage - Increasing the number of birds of prey also helps in the fight against rodents.
We believe that the balance of the ecosystem is of utmost importance and that insect control should be handled by birds rather than by pesticides. Our philosophy also rejects chemical fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides, and the presence of these birds in our vineyards helps keep us on track. The benefits are relevant and significant, because healthy plants generate excellent fruit in an uncontaminated environment.
Another important new feature of this highly innovative project is the combination of advanced technologies in these nests, with the use of high-definition webcams that few others in the world can boast. The animal species that Romanelli Nature follows live include falcon, kestrel, tawny owl, great tit, redstart and others. Cameras are positioned inside the nests to observe the secret lives of these birds and their families without disturbing or altering the balance of the ecosystem in any way.