Rare fungus discovery in Dutch Flevoland

Trichoglossum walteri

Translated from the Dutch Mycological Society:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Recently, on black clayey soil, some black fungi were found in the Spijkbos woodland among fallen leaves. The finder sent them to a specialist to see if it were some earth tongues. They turned out to be the rare Trichoglossum walteri. This is only the second time that this earth tongue species has been found in the Netherlands.

Red fox eats hazelnuts, video

This is a video about a red fox feeding on hazelnuts in Oostvaardersplassen national park in the Netherlands.

Walter Debloudts made the video.

Dutch red deer, video

This is a video about red deer in the Oostvaardersplassen national park in the Netherlands.

Rinus E made the video.

Kingfisher catching fishes, video

This video is about a kingfisher catching fishes in Oostvaardersplassen national park in Flevoland province in the Netherlands.

Rien van den Eertwegh made the video.

Rare mushroom in the Netherlands for first time

Crepidotus cinnabarinus between Crepidotus mollis fungi, photo by  Ieko Staal)

This photo shows the rare reddish mushroom Crepidotus cinnabarinus between not so rare white Crepidotus mollis fungi; photo by Ieko Staal.

The Dutch mycological society reports today about Crepidotus cinnabarinus, a fungus which is rare all over Europe and North America.

That species had never been seen in the Netherlands. Until 28 August 2014, in the Hulkesteinse bos woodland in Flevoland province. Six days, later on 3 September, it was found in Zeeland province as well.

Great egret feeding, video

This video is about a great egret feeding in Lepelaarplassen nature reserve in the Netherlands; where, this spring, a new nesting colony of this species started.

Otte Zijlstra made the video.

New great egret nesting colony in the Netherlands

This video is about a little crake, a rare bird in the Netherlands, in Lepelaarplassen in 2011.

Translated from BirdLife in the Netherlands:

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

For the first time, great egrets nest in Lepelaarplassen nature reserve. Three couples have nests in the Plan Bittern, an area that is reconstructed by Flevolandschap as part of the BirdLife protection plan for marsh birds. Great egrets nest only in a few places in the Netherlands. ….

“It’s wonderful that great egrets expand their breeding grounds in Flevoland province from Oostvaardersplassen national park to Lepelaarplassen.” …

The reed lands were too dry for many wetland birds. By the dredging of shallow ditches and by making deeper puddles in the reeds in the western part of the Lepelaarplassen the area became wetter. The project had immediate success: the first year after completion a bittern couple, the namesake of the plan, nested there.