Rare fungi discovery in Dutch Drenthe

Peziza subviolacea, photo by Ronald Morsink

Translated from Dutch NOS radio today:

New mushroom species have been discovered in the Drents-Friese Wold National Park. The nature reserve had to deal with a major fire in 2018, during which 75 hectares were destroyed. That fire also yielded new nature.

For a year and a half, research was carried out on heathland mushrooms in the Dolsummerveld area . …

The research yielded various rare species, such as Peziza subviolacea, Pyronema omphalodes and Pholiota highlandensis. A new species was also discovered, which was also found two weeks earlier in Enschede. It is Myrmaecium rubricosum. …

Quick recovery

The Dolsummerveld recovers surprisingly quickly from the fire, according to the Drenthe conservation organisation. “It is barely visible where the fire has raged. The hope is that the heather will return to the area,” the foundation writes. It will take a few more years for the snake and butterfly population to be back up, writes RTV Drenthe. Many animals died during the fire, such as grass snakes, adders and slow worms.

Good northern wheatear news

This 2019 video from England is about a Northern wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe).

Translated from BirdLife in the Netherlands:

April 19, 2016 – In two strongholds of the northern wheatear there has been success in significantly increasing the breeding success through intensive protection. In the Drents-Friese Wold more young birds fledged than in previous years. Here and in the dunes of the north of North Holland fewer females were predated. This is an encouraging result in the fight to preserve this Red List species. In 2016 the work continues.

New springtail species discoveries in the Netherlands

This 2010 video is about springtails, taken from the BBC’s Life in the Undergrowth documentary series.

Translated from the Dutch entomologists of EIS Kenniscentrum Insecten:

Monday, August 24th, 2015

During an inventory of the Drents-Friese Wold no fewer than five species of springtails, new for our country, were found. Also 19 species that had not been previously reported for Friesland province and 15 species that had not been reported for the province of Drenthe. With this finding, the number of species of springtails occurring in the Netherlands is 249! Members of the Dutch Entomological Society, where insects lovers meet each other, identified last summer 1329 species of insects and other invertebrates in different areas of the Drents-Friese Wold. Recently an article was published about the insects of the Drents-Friese Wold near Appelscha in Entomologische Berichten.

The five species, new for the Netherlands, are: Ceratophysella scotica, Isotomurus unifasciatus, Pachyotoma crassicauda, Isotoma caerulea and Proisotoma subminuta.

Pied flycatcher and wren, bye bye national park!

This 2011 video is about the Drents-Friese Wold national park.

After 3 May in the Drents-Friese Wold national park, came 4 May.

Our last morning there.

Female pied flycatcher singing, 4 May 2013

In the garden, a female pied flycatcher singing.

Female pied flycatcher, 4 May 2013

In the forest, not far away, a wren.

Wren, 4 May 2013

My Zemanta working again

This is a dutch video about the Drents-Friese Wold national park.

The Drents-Friese Wold national park is beautiful. There will still one more post on my blog about it.

My Internet connection there worked.

However, my Zemanta did not work. With Zemanta, you can add extra links etc. to a blog post.

I will now use Zemanta to improve my blog posts of the past week.

Blackcap, robin, tree pipit, pondskaters

After 2 May 2013, 3 May: our last full day in the Drents-Friese Wold national park.

Blackcap male singing, 3 May 2013

In the garden, a male blackcap sings.

Then, to Boschoord forest.

Tree pipit, 3 May 2013

A tree pipit on the forest floor.

Sounds of robin, chaffinch, great spotted woodpecker.

Jays, blackbirds.

A wood-pigeon sitting on a branch above the footpath.

Two brimstone butterflies.

A speckled wood butterfly sits down on a fallen coniferous tree branch.

Blackcap male on the lawn, 3 May 2013

As I come back, a male blackcap on the lawn.

There is a female “orangecap” blackcap as well.

Female blackcap, 3 May 2013

A tree sparrow has a feather in its bill. To line its nest?

Tree sparrow with feather, 3 May 2013

Robin in tree, Drents-Friese wold, 3 May 2013

A robin in a tree.

Robin, Drents-Friese wold, 3 May 2013

The robin flies to the lawn, and flies away again.

Robin flying, Drents-Friese wold, 3 May 2013

A great tit in another tree.

Great tit, 3 May 2013

A male blackbird on the lawn.

Blackbird male, 3 May 2013

Late in the afternoon. The forest again.

A red squirrel.

In the small lake, where a few days ago I saw only whirligig beetles, there are pondskaters now. Maybe because it has become warmer?

Stonechat, skylark and meadow pipit

After 1 May in the Drents-Friese Wold nature reserve, comes 2 May.

Male stonechat, 2 May 2013

On the edge of the Dolderdumse veld heathland and forest, a male stonechat sits on a shrub.

Doldersumse Veld, 2 May 2013

This photo shows the favourite habitat there of stonechats, heathland birds.

Flying skylark, 2 May 2013

A skylark singing and flying. Skylarks’ problems in agricultural land in Drenthe: here.

A kestrel. A buzzard.

A tree pipit. Probably the same one as a few days ago.

In Wapserveld reserve, a yellowhammer sings.

Brimstone and orange tip butterflies.

Skylark, 2 May 2013

In a meadow, a skylark.

Meadow pipit, 2 May 2013

Later, in another meadow, a meadow pipit.

Back in the garden, a female pied fly-catcher sitting on a table.

Habitat use and diet of Skylarks (Alauda arvensis) wintering in an intensive agricultural landscape of the Netherlands: here.

Linnet, mistle thrush and World War II

This 2011 video is about the Drents-Friese Wold national park in ther Netherlands.

1 May 2013.

After yesterday, still in the Drents-Friese Wold.

Male brackcap, 1 May 2013

In the garden, a male blackcap.

First to the Doldersumse veld.

Linnet male, 1 May 2013

On the edge of heathland and forest, a male linnet.

Mistle thrush, 1 May 2013

A bit further, a mistle thrush, high up a tree.

On the Wapserveld, a brimstone butterfly.

Young edible frogs, just over a centimeter in size.

Common redstart, 1 May 2013

A common redstart male in a tree. See on the migration of this species here.

A speckled wood butterfly.

Not far away, in Berkenheuvel nature reserve, is the Onderduikershol.

Here, in 1943, local anti-nazis built a secret hiding place in a sandy hill. Here, people persecuted by the nazi occupiers, and British and US American pilots whose planes had been downed, hid.

In November 1944, the German SS and Wehrmacht discovered the hiding place. They arrested eleven people and sent them to concentration camps. Like with Anne Frank‘s family, only one person of those eleven prisoners survived those camps.

In front of the Onderduikershol, fresh flowers put there by schoolchildren.

Near a lake at Oude Willem, a white stork.

Tufted ducks and mallards swimming.

Grasshopper warbler and black-necked grebes again

This video is about the Fochteloërveen.

30 April 2013.

After 29 April, today to Fochteloërveen nature reserve.

Early in the morning, a curlew calling.

In the Aekingerzand reserve: yellowhammer sound.

A female pied flycatcher.

At the Staatsbosbeheer information centre, sculptures in wood, of pine martens, and a bee.

Adult black woodpecker, Appelscha, 30 April 2013

The left half of the gate is a sculpture of an adult black woodpecker

Young black woodpeckers sculpture, Appelscha, 30 April 2013

… bringing food to its chicks in the nest, in the right half of the sculpture.

In Appelscha village, cuckoo flowers.

Greenfinch sound.

Chiffchaff. Chaffinch.

As today, the queen of the Netherlands abdicates, and the crown prince becomes king, some people have Dutch flags flying. At least one house has a Frisian flag instead of a Dutch flag.

A dunnock sings. A collared dove on top of the bridge.

We arrive at the Ravenswoud watchtower.

A cuckoo calls.

Grey lag geese swimming.

A chiffchaff. A chaffinch.

A buzzard circling in the air.

In the Fochteloërveen, a grasshopper warbler sings.

A male stonechat.

In the hide, barn swallows nest.

Black-necked grebes, Fochteloërveen, 30 April 2013

In the next lake, at least three black-necked grebes.

Black-necked grebe, Fochteloërveen, 30 April 2013

A meadow pipit, flying and singing.

A male hen harrier.

Then, a butterfly. A small male blue butterfly. A group in which it is difficult to find out the exact species.

A hobby flying.

Black-necked Grebe: an expanding species in the Middle Atlas wetlands, Morocco: here.

Spanish black-neckerd grebe nests in England: here.