Category Archives : IUCN


41. Chasing Fritillaries 7

Beep – beep – beeeeeep! In the middle of the night (at least, that how it feels) I’m rudely awakened by a push message on my phone. I almost delete the message without taking a peek, but then curiosity takes over. Fortunately, since a large group of Snakes Head Fritillary has been observed within reasonable […]

Snake's Head Fritillary chess flower fritillaria meleagris

Drosera rotundifolia,common sundew,round-leaved sundew,vleesetende plant,carnivorous plant,insect,damselfly

PhotoFriday 10: Common Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)

Common Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)   Did you know…… Sundew grows on poor soil and for nutrition she’s depended on other sources, being…insects. Therefore she uses two different kind of glands. One gland secretes a deliciously smelling mucilage, to lure them poor insects. As soon as the insect has landed, the sundew shows her less charming […]


38. Photography Bestof 2014 2

 1. If it Walks Like a Goose And it Talks Like a Goose…. As soon as this Army of Cuteness arrives, the most fanatical birder goes “awwwwwwww”. Bold loitering spontaneously share their sandwiches, a homeless worriedly counts whether they are as many as yesterday.   2. Interview by Bored Panda “Talented Dutch nature photographer Roeselien […]

Roeselien Shop Fine Art

black-crowned night heron,Nycticorax nycticorax,night heron,portrait

34. The Night Heron or Backpack Quack (untranslatable Dutch pun*) 1

Herons aren’t familiar for their refinement. Too often, I watched them fly the streets like a drunk, leaving a trail of nearly beheaded cyclists, due to a literally heavy meal. Or worse: they catch a fish, so big that –oops, silly detail- it just doesn’t fit through their throat. Oh well, some animals are simply […]


32. Ducklings All Ditches United 3

On one of my bike rides, I came across one of my favorite topics: baby ducklings! Squeaky brakes and a firm jump immediately brought me at duck level. Moments like these must be taken advantage of as baby ducks have a busy schedule and are gone before you know it. Indeed…not so long after my […]

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