Cattle egrets are rare in the Netherlands. Only three birds have ever been seen in the Twente region; 2002 had been the last time.
Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands today:
Foresters of the Forestry Commission and Natuurmonumenten are relieved: two young otters have been found in Hasselt. The otter mother was killed two weeks ago on the N331 road between Hasselt and Zwartsluis.
The rangers knew the female otter had pups, because milk came from the nipples of the dead animal. They did everything to find the orphaned animals. …
The Forestry Commission says on its website that the pups are about three months old and still cannot survive independently. It is, therefore, considered to be special that they survived the past 10 days. The baby otters have been brought to a shelter in Ureterp, near Leeuwarden.
Translated from RTV Oost in the Netherlands, 22 October 2014:
Then the passage goes underneath the Conradweg road. Also land animals can cross under the road through a dry passage.
This video is about a red squirrel wanting to feed on a feeder peanut. A pied flycatcher then attacks it, as the bird thinks the squirrel is too close to its nestbox on a camping ground in Dalfsen in the Netherlands.
I think the feeder and the nestbox should not have been so close together.
Corry Zunnenberg made the video.
This video about mosses is called Nonvascular Plants | Biology.
Translated from the Dutch BLWG bryologists:
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Last summer Purple-fringed Riccia moss was found massively in the Overijssel canal, east of Zwolle. Purple-fringed Riccia is a moss species floating on the water which occurs mainly in the Dutch big rivers and in the fen regions. From the surrounding area, the species was not previously known. Purple-fringed Riccia is an indicator of clean water.
The discoverer of the species, Melchior van Tweel, found the Purple-fringed Riccia (Ricciocarpos natans) during a cycling holiday in Lemelerveld village along the Overijssel canal.