This 9 June 2021 photo shows a fledgling young great tit in Jagtlust woodland near Hilversum.
This October 2019 video is about Bosdrift cemetery in Hilversum.
We went there today.
At the entrance, a dunnock singing.
One of many jays.
A wood pigeon.
A buzzard calls. So does a great tit.
A male and a female blackbird together on top of a standing tombstone.
Great spotted woodpecker sound.
A carrion crow on a tree.
A blackcap sings.
So does a chiffchaff.
A jay with an acorn in its bill on top of a tombstone.
Near the exit, a magpie.
This is a short-toed treecreeper video from Spain.
A few days ago, a green woodpecker, rarer than the great spotted woodpecker, was heard in the Corversbos.
It was beautiful spring weather.
We arrived at Boekesteyn nature reserve.
A great tit.
A blackbird on a meadow.
A jay sitting on a branch.
A song thrush sings.
A white wagtail sits in a small tree, cleaning its feathers.
An Egyptian goose couple on a meadow.
A white stork standing on its nest on a treetop. Then, it sits down: only its head is still visible.
A goldfinch in a tree, then on the ground.
A brimstone butterfly.
In the woodland, a marsh tit, hanging upside down on a branch.
We pass what in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, before the coming of refrigerators, used to be the ice cellar of Schaep en Burgh estate. There, ice cut from the ponds in winter kept food cold. Now, the building is used by wintering bats. In 2014, eight Daubenton’s bats and three whiskered bats were seen spending the winter there.
Then, a nuthatch on a tree near a canal. It goes to a hole in the tree, and feeds another nuthatch. Very probably, its breeding partner in the nest.
Then, we find an old oak tree. It has been cut down. There are false puffballs on it.
False puffballs look like fungi, but belong to the slime molds, a separate group. Especially in spring, they grow on oak and other trees. They attract slime mold flies, Epicypta testata.
As we go back, a great cormorant flies overhead.
This brainless slime mold can learn and remember despite having no brain or neural tissues: here.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
In the center of Hilversum a new moss species has been discovered: Orthotrichum comosum. Never before seen in Western Europe and even worldwide it still is a novice. On Vroege Vogels Radio Henk Siebel of the Bryologische and Lichenologische Werkgroep revealed this unique find. Recently there was a scientific publication on this new moss species. Siebel believed he recognized the moss which he had photographed half a year earlier on a Norway maple in his hometown Hilversum. An interesting finding because the species occurs mainly in Mediterranean mountain areas. It is suspected that climate change now in the Netherlands is creating the right conditions for this species.
In some fairy rings, smaller Mycena mushrooms joined their bigger colleagues.
Sulphur tuft on a fallen tree.
A bit further, a shaggy ink cap.
Still further, another shaggy ink cap; older than the earlier one.
As we continued, more clouded agarics.
Beautiful autumn leaves on the forest floor. Some also still on trees.
Still further, this young shaggy ink cap.
On a stump, candlesnuff fungus grows.
Rare mushrooms in the Dutch coastal dunes: here.
Texel island fungi: here.
Coprinopsis nivea: here.
This is a video about two slugs mating in a garden in Hilversum, the Netherlands.
Stef.music made this video on 15 July 2014.
This Dutch video is about an exhibition in the Hilversum museum, the Netherlands at the moment. It is called I go walking in your landscape. The exhibition is by Kim Boske, photographer and videographer. She was born in Hilversum and lives in Amsterdam.
The subject of the exhibition is how time changes flowers and trees in nature, as recorded both in photos and on video.
This is another Dutch video on Ms Boske’s exhibition in Hilversum.
This video, in English, says about itself:
“I love this book, because I love Kim Boske, she’s a young artist. And I don’t love only this book, but I love her work.”