Young red squirrel on video


This video shows a young red squirrel, investigating the surroundings of its nest, on 21 May 2016 near Ede in Gelderland province, the Netherlands.

Michael de Vries made this video.

Slow worm in the Netherlands, video


This video shows a slow worm near Ede in Gelderland province in the Netherlands, on 12 May 2016.

Michael de Vries made this video.

Dutch wild boar family video


This video, recorded on 16 May 2016, shows a wild boar family near Ede in Gelderland province in the Netherlands.

Michael de Vries, the maker of this video, had also recorded this family a few weeks ago. Since then, the piglets have grown.

Tom Dumoulin winst first Giro d’Italia stage


This video shows Dutch cyclist Tom Dumoulin, on his way to his victory in the first Giro d’Italia stage; a time trial today in Apeldoorn city in the Netherlands.

Second, just a few small parts of a second behind Dumoulin, was Primoz Roglic from Slovenia.

Third was Andrey Amador from Costa Rica.

Giro d’Italia cycling and wildlife in Dutch Gelderland


Today, the Giro d’Italia cycling race will start in Apeldoorn city in Gelderland province in the Netherlands. Tomorrow, the cyclists during their second stage will pass the hill depicted in this 28 April 2016 video: the Duivelsberg; literally, Devil’s Mountain. The Duivelsberg is a beautiful area, where special animals live. An insect species, new to science was discovered there in 2003: Allopauropus montidiabolus.

Wildlife warden Thijmen van Heerde blogs today that he really likes cycling. And that he hopes that the spectators of the Giro will also notice how beautiful the scenery through which the race passes is.

Part of the third Giro d’Italia stage is through the Gelderse Poort nature reserve. This video shows Fort Pannerden in that reserve. About Fort Pannerden: here.

Tour of Italy cycling starts today in Dutch Apeldoorn


This video shows the first stage of the Tour of Italy cycling race, the Giro d’Italia, which will start today in Dutch Apeldoorn city. That first stage is a 10 kilometer time trial.

Also the second and third stages will be in Gelderland province in the Netherlands this weekend, around Arnhem and Nijmegen cities. All the other stages will be in Italy, including some in mountainous areas.

198 cyclists will participate.

Among the favourites to win the first leader’s pink jersey in today’s time trial is Swiss veteran Fabian Cancellara. However, he suffers from a flu attack. Other good time trialists are Dutch Tom Dumoulin and Jos van Emden.

Among the favourites for top spots in the final classification are Vincenzo Nibali from Italy, Alejandro Valverde and Mikel Landa from Spain, and Steven Kruijswijk from the Netherlands.

The South African Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will also participate; including four South African cyclists and Merhawi Kudus from Eritrea.

Robins feed chicks, video


This 4 May 2016 video shows robins feeding their chicks in a nest box in a garden in Gelderland province in the Netherlands.

Michael de Vries made this video.