Rare spider back in the Netherlands after 124 years


This video is about a Piratula knorri spider.

Naturalists in the Netherlands report that a spider species, last seen in the Netherlands in 1890, was seen again on 29 May 2014 in Limburg province.

This species is called Piratula knorri.

New moth species discovery in the Netherlands


First ringed border moth ever seen in the Netherlands, photo by Eric Poulsen

Regional TV L1 in Limburg province in the Netherlands reports that a moth species, new for the Netherlands, has been discovered in Savelsbos nature reserve. It is a ringed border moth.

The species was already known from Belgium, and from England.

Hunting fox, video


This is a video about a red fox, trying to catch rodents in a meadow in Eys village in the Netherlands.

Monique Crutzen made the video.

Stag beetles become electronic tag beetles


This video is called Stag beetle fight.

Daily De Gelderlander in the Netherlands reports, on 10 June 2014, that about twenty stag beetles of Sint-Jansberg nature reserve in Dutch Limburg province, and Reichswald forest in Germany bordering on it, will be provided with electronic tags.

The tags don’t harm the insects. After fourteen days, they will fall off, providing biologists with data about these beetles‘ lives.

Probably because of the mild spring weather, stag beetles in this area are active now about a week earlier than usually.

See also here.

First Dutch wildcat’s electronic tagging


This video is called Elusive Scottish wildcats filmed.

From Limburg province in the southern Netherlands, today not only news about ravens.

A wildcat was caught in a box, provided with an electronic tag, and released, to make study of this species possible.

This is the first time ever that a wildcat was tagged electronically in the Netherlands.

This video is about wildcats in Limburg.

Ravens back in Limburg province after 144 years


This video from the USA says about itself:

17 April 2009

Raven‘s nest with 6 eggs on window ledge of office building located in WLA [West Los Angeles].

From L1 regional TV in Limburg province, the Netherlands:

For the first time since 1870 a young raven has hatched in Limburg.

The birds nested in the National Park De Maasduinen. At least one youngster fledged early this month [June 2014].

Schinnen

It is for the first time in 144 years that a raven has nested in Limburg. The last time was in 1870 in Schinnen.

Last September at the estate Hamert Wellerlooi, part of Maasduinen, two ravens had been released. These birds had been caught illegally in the wild; they were seized from the poachers and temporarily housed in a bird rehabilitation center.

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Brown trout back spawning in Geul river


This video is called Salmo trutta fario. Brown trouts in a small stream.

Vroege Vogels TV in the Netherlands has good news about the Geul river in Limburg province. This is the only pebble river in the Netherlands; other rivers there have sandy soils.

Pebble rivers have different water plants and animals than sandy rivers. However, in the 1960s the freshwater morph of the brown trout became extinct in the Geul, probably because of water pollution.

Now, this fish species has come back to the river. They are spawning again.

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Mute swan feeding, video


This video shows a mute swan feeding on water fern.

The video was made near Griendtsveen (Limburg province).

Jos Vroegrijk made the video.

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Dutch wildcat on video for the first time


This is a video of a wildcat in Limburg province in the Netherlands.

After a long absence, this rare species is coming back to the Netherlands from Belgium and Germany. This is the first Dutch video about the wildcat’s return.

See also here.

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