Hedgehog between autumn leaves

This 14 November 2017 video shows a hedgehog looking for food between autumn leaves.

Susanne Vedder in the Netherlands made this video.

Botanical garden autumn leaves, flowers

Oriental sweetgum, 22 October 2017

On 22 October 2017, to the botanical garden. Close to the entrance were these autumn leaves of an oriental sweetgum tree.

A ring-necked parakeet in a tree. Jays.

In the tropical hothouse, both adult and young giant prickly stick insects from Australia were still present. They lay many eggs here.

Brown-eyed Susan, 22 October 2017

Further, near the canal and the astronomical observatory, these brown-eyed Susan flowers. Close to them, also on the photo, the last Lobelia speciosa flowers of the year.

Malus toringo, 22 October 2017

Close to the canal, five Malus toringo smallish trees with orange berries.

Malus toringo, on 22 October 2017

In January 2016, these berries had attracted a blackbird.

Hothouse, 22 October 2017

Behind the tropical hothouse, a tree with beautiful reddish autumn leaves.

American groundhog prepares for winter

This video from the USA says about itself:

14 September 2017

Groundhog, Woodchuck, Whistle Pig, by any name this fellow is huge! And with those big buck teeth and barely able to waddle what’s not to love about this cute cousin of the squirrels and marmots. It’s apple season and just in time for this big Woodhog to bulk up for winter hibernation.

Red fox and sparrows

This video is about wildlife, like a red fox and sparrows, in the Dutch North Sea coastal region, between Katwijk and Wassenaar, in the autumn of 2016.

Wryneck on migration, video

This 18 September 2016 video shows a wryneck on autumn migration in the Maasvlakte area in the Netherlands.

Birds and botanical garden plants

This video is called Goldcrest foraging for insects.

On our way to the botanical garden on 8 November 2015, there was a female goldcrest in a coniferous tree.

Domestic pigeons, 8 November 2015

Along a canal, domestic pigeons looking for food.

In the botanical garden, a large earth bumblebee visiting a flower.

Inside a hothouse, a giant prickly stick insect at its usual place.

Victoria amazonica and butterfly, 8 November 2015

In its botanical garden hothouse, a rare sight: a Victoria amazonica flower. It attracted one of the butterflies living there. A Julia heliconian butterfly, I think.

Downy Japanese maple, 8 November 2015

Outside the hothouse, in the Japanese garden, a downy Japanese maple, with its beautiful red autumn leaves.

Downy Japanese maple and gingko, 8 November 2015

On this photo, a much bigger tree in the background: a Ginkgo biloba.

Gingko leaves, 8 November 2015

A smaller ginkgo grows along the canal. Many of its yellow autumn leaves had already fallen.

A herring gull swimming in the canal. Then, it tried to catch worms in the grassy opposite bank by trampling.

A jay calls. So does a ring-necked parakeet.

Smooth Japanese maple, 8 November 2015

Then, near the old astronomical observatory, another Japanese maple: a smooth Japanese maple, with smaller leaves than its downy relative.

Candlestick fungus growing on wood.

Autumn leaves, 8 November 2015

Near the fern garden, many autumn leaves of various species on the ground.

Weeping beech, 8 November 2015

The weeping beech, growing ever since 1840 in the garden, had also already lost many of its leaves, though it still had some.

Blue berries, 8 November 2015

Near the rose garden, these blue berries.

Coot, 8 November 2015

As we left the garden, two coots swam in the canal.

Ring-necked parakeets and autumn colours

Ring-necked parakeet male, 23 October 2015

On 23 October 2015, ring-necked parakeets came to the trees opposite my window. Including this male, #A13.

Ring-necked parakeet male, on 23 October 2015

As one can see, the trees are in their autumn colours.

Ring-necked parakeet, 23 October 2015