Beaver in Dutch Friesland video

This 17 September 2016 video shows a beaver in IJlst town in Friesland province in the Netherlands.

Lost Alma-Tadema painting found again

The lost Alma Tadema painting, being hanged at the Fries Museum exhibition, photo by Marchje Andringa

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

A lost painting by Dutch-British painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema has surfaced in the BBC television program Antiques Roadshow.

Alma-Tadema was in the 19th century one of the most successful painters in the world. He was born in the Frisian village Dronryp, and later moved to London and became a naturalized Englishman. Alma-Tadema, who died in 1913, is buried in St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.


The painting shows the engraver Leopold Löwenstein. Alma-Tadema gave it to Löwenstein’s wife. She was the nanny of the painter’s daughters. In 1913 the painting was last seen in public. A great-grandson of the engraver took it to the Antiques Roadshow, where the discovery caused bewilderment.

The episode of Antiques Roadshow will be broadcast tomorrow night on BBC One. Then the value of the painting will also be disclosed. The painting was restored after the discovery and added by the Fries Museum to their exhibition about Alma-Tadema which opens on 1 October.

This 20 September 2016 video is about that Alma Tadema exhibition, and the inspiration by that painter on Hollywood films about antiquity.

Stoat and its prey, video

This 20 September video is a about a stoat and its recently caught prey, a mouse, near Oranjewoud in Friesland province in the Netherlands.

Cees-Jan Visser made this video.

Biggest Daubenton’s bats colony found

This video shows Daubenton’s bats at the Kapellbrücke bridge in Lucerne in Switzerland in 2007.

Research has found out that the biggest Daubenton’s bats colony in the Netherlands is in the church of Metslawier village in Friesland province: 270 bats.

These animals eat mainly moths and mosquitoes.

Otters in Dutch Friesland, videos

This video shows an otter in July 2016, in Kraanlannen nature reserve in Friesland province in the Netherlands.

This video shows an otter in August 2016, near IJlst town in Friesland province in the Netherlands.

Good rare butterfly news from Dutch Friesland

This video says about itself:

Butterfly macro, Boloria selene

This beauty landed right in front of me the other day while I was busy taking pictures of flowers and things.

Today, warden Roel Vriesema reports from Friesland province in the Netherlands that numbers of the rare butterfly species Boloria selene, small pearl-bordered fritillary, are increasing in the Linde river valley.

Otter active in daytime, video

Otters often are nocturnal animals. However, in areas where they are safe from hunting etc., like in nature reserve De Deelen in Friesland in the Netherlands, depicted in this July 2016 video, they are active in daytime as well.