Rare animals and plants in the Netherlands

This 2010 video from Britain says about itself:

Simon King is in Dorset where he is on the hunt for the UK’s rarest snake, the smooth snake (Coronella austriaca).

In 2007, various rare plants and animals were observed in nature reserves in the Netherlands.

They included:

– Whiskered bats. 11 of them in Fort Spijkerboor

– Yellow centaury: 20 to 30 flowering on Schiermonnikoog island

Smooth snakes are back in the Bergherbos; four were seen at the same time

Great reed warblers are back as a breeding species in Eemland

Great egret: over a hundred birds sleeping in Botshol

Great crested newt: in nearly all ponds in Op Hees

Silver washed fritillary: July 3 in Zuid-Kennemerland

Little crake and little bittern: rare marsh birds, seen in new nature reserve near Harderbroek

Eurasian treecreeper: 2 couples in the Haagse Bos

Middle spotted woodpecker: in 2007, 10 to 12 couples were breeding in five areas in Twente

Inundated clubmoss: in the Damlanderpolder

Slime mould: a new species for the Netherlands, found on a beech tree in Enzerinck

– Scarce blue-tailed damselfly: seen at Berkenbosje near Haarzuilens

Water shrew: in Tienhovense Plassen

Golden samphire: found on the Wadden sea island Griend (in 2006, seen for the first time in the Netherlands, at Kwade Hoek)

Sea eagle: 2 young birds for over 2 months in Zuid-Kennemerland

– Stripe-winged grasshopper: was seen and heard in the Velhorst

Source: report on 2007 of Dutch conservation organization Natuurmonumenten.

Butterflies in the Netherlands, spring 2008: here.

2 thoughts on “Rare animals and plants in the Netherlands

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