This blog has mentioned already the fish pass at the old Berenschot water mill near Winterswijk. From 3 May 2017, the day after 2 May in Winterswijk, is this photo of another fish pass in the Slinge river, a bit further downstream.
Before this fish ladder was made, there was a 80 centimeter high rapid here. Impossible to pass for fish, except maybe salmon. The new fish ladder consists of eight 10 centimeter high steps; with space in between them for fish to rest to ‘climb’ the next step. This helps at least five fish species which are quite rare in the Netherlands: chub; brook lamprey; burbot; dace; and ide.
Not far from the Berenschot water-mill is an important spawning ground for these species, which they can reach now. Besides fish, also, eg, water beetles and snails use the pass.
A nuthatch calls.
White nettle flowers.
Cow parsley flowering along a cycling track near the Slinge.
A blue tit.
A male and a female buzzard in mating flight.
A northern lapwing.
An orange tip butterfly male
A peacock butterfly.
A bit later, a bit more to the south, a partly woodland, partly farmland area.
Including a small stream.
A song thrush sings.
So does a yellowhammer.
Four roe deer in a meadow.
A wren sings on a tree stump.
Many dandelion flowers in a meadow.
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