Painter Hieronymus Bosch, new Internet site


This Spanish video is called El Bosco. La exposición del Centenario. It is about the Hieronymus Bosch exhibition in the Prado museum in Madrid. Many of the works at this exhibition were earlier at the Bosch exhibition in Den Bosch city in the Netherlands.

From the BoschDoc Internet site in the Netherlands:

BoschDoc is an online database containing source material on the ’s-Hertogenbosch painter Hieronymus Bosch. Not only the sources in which he himself is mentioned are included, but also sources giving information about his immediate surroundings, members of his family, patrons and works. These are chiefly handwritten documents, but also a number of early printed works, dating from before 1800 are included in BoschDoc.

BoschDoc is part of the Bosch Research and Conservation Project and has been carried out in the framework of the 500th anniversary of the death of Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450 – 1516). The project has been made possible by the Radboud University Nijmegen, the City Archives of ’s-Hertogenbosch and the Huygens ING.

The content of BoschDoc is largely based on references in other publications. These references have been traced, expanded and if necessary updated and/or corrected. The publications containing the references are credited under the tab “Comments & References”.

Little owl, dunnock, roe deer


This 2 June 2016 video from North Brabant province in the Netherlands shows a little owl, a dunnock, other birds and a roe deer.

Wildlife corridors, succesful for all wildlife


This video says about itself:

2 August 2012

A picture essay of Wildlife Corridors from around the world.

Dutch Vroege Vogels TV reports this week about two wildlife corridors in North Brabant province in the Netherlands.

It turns out these corridors are succesful for many kinds of wildlife:

snails, mice, rabbits, weasels, buzzards, roe deer, wild boar; all of them cross the wildlife bridge. …

A great success at both wildlife bridges is the so-called wet zone, an area with pools for amphibians. There are already eggs of common frogs found there and even a natterjack toad, a species which forester Mari de Bijl did not expect there. He also thinks that no wildlife viaducts should be allowed to be built without wet zones.

Black woodpeckers in love, video


This 7 April 2016 video shows two black woodpeckers during their mating season.

Martijn de Boer made this video near Tilburg city in North Brabant province in the Netherlands.

Brook lampreys are back in Dutch stream


This 1 April 2016 shows brook lampreys spawning in the Reusel brook in North Brabant province in the Netherlands.

They had become extinct there in the 1960s.

Recently, however, Reusel water quality has improved. Meanders and pebbly soil, lamprey habitat, came back. Last year, brook lampreys were reintroduced from the only other place in North Brabant where they still lived, the Dommel stream. This spring, brook lampreys are spawning in the Reusel again, for the first time after decades.

Bull shark in Dutch lake?


In this 31 March 2016 video, a Dutch wildlife warden talks about the Kolkven lake in the Kampina nature reserve in North Brabant province. Recently, a photo was made of a shark‘s fin protruding out of the water there. Probably, a bull shark, a species often held in aquariums, has been freed in the lake after growing too big for the aquarium.

Stay tuned, the warden says.

However, it turned out to be an April Fools’ Day joke. So, a ´bullshit´ shark.

This video says about itself:

9 March 2015

This documentary looks at the bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas), also known as the Zambezi shark or, unofficially, as Zambi in Africa and Nicaragua shark in Nicaragua. It is a requiem shark commonly found worldwide in warm, shallow waters along coasts and in rivers. The bull shark is known for its aggressive nature, predilection for warm shallow water, and presence in brackish and freshwater systems including estuaries and rivers. This is the full bull shark documentary.

Bull sharks can thrive in both saltwater and freshwater and can travel far up rivers. They have even been known to travel as far up the Mississippi River as Illinois, although there have been few recorded freshwater attacks. They are probably responsible for the majority of near-shore shark attacks, including many attacks attributed to other species.

Unlike the river sharks of the genus Glyphis, bull sharks are not true freshwater sharks, despite their ability to survive in freshwater habitats.

Hieronymus Bosch exhibition tickets sold out


Thisd video says about itself:

Dutch museum curates Hieronymus Bosch’s work

6 March 2016

To mark the 500th birth anniversary of Hieronymus Bosch, a pioneer in cultural rebirth of the Netherlands, the Noordbrabants museum showcases his work.

NOS TV in the Netherlands reports today that all almost 400,000 tickets for the exhibition of famous painter Hieronymus Bosch in his native Den Bosch city have been sold out.

The exhibition will be open till 8 May, but people who don’t have tickets already won’t be able to get in.