Emperor dragonfly laying eggs, video


This video shows a female emperor dragonfly laying eggs, near Arcen, Limburg province, the Netherlands.

Ronald Aarns made this video.

Dutch ants helped by tunnels


This video is about Formica polyctena and Serviformica cinerea ants.

Translated from the Dutch entomologists of EIS Kenniscentrum Insecten:

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

In Venlo, Formica polyctena ants are threatened by the construction of roads and an industrial area and more recently by the construction of the Floriade flower show. On the Floriade site in 2012 there came a unique solution to prevent fragmentation of ant habitats, special ant tunnels were built. Now it is full spring, the ants are busy collecting food and the tunnels are still in use.

Ant tunnel in Venlo

This photo by Arjan van den Bosch shows an ant tunnel in Venlo.

Konik foal born, video


This video is about a konik horse foal being born, on 14 April 2015, in nature reserve Grensmaas in Limburg province in the Netherlands.

Laurent Beckers made this video.

Mosasaur fossil discovery by teenage boy


THis Dutch video was recorded in the natural history museum in Maastricht, the Netherlands. There, teenager Lars Barten tells about his discovery of a fossil mosasaur.

On Saturday 18 April, 14-year-old Lars Barten (14) from Rijkevoort village in Noord-Brabant province in the Netherlands, together with his father Jos, discovered a mosasaur fossil near Maastricht city in Limburg province.

That mosasaur is about 66 million years old. It was called Lars, as Lars Barten discovered it.

The discovery includes tail, flipper, backbone and finger bones.

At the natural history museum in Maastricht, there will be more research on the fossils.

First Dutch female wildcat gets GPS collar


This is a video about a wildcat in the south of Limburg province in the Netherlands, in May 2014.

Translated from the Dutch ARK conservationists:

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

In the Vijlenerbos forest near Vaals a fourth European wildcat has been provided with a collar transmitter. This is the first female that was caught. Slowly but surely, more is getting known about the numbers of wildcats in South Limburg.

Beaver dives in stream, video


Nolda van Asseldonk from the Netherlands, who made this video, tells she filmed this swimming beaver at 8pm at the Haelense beek stream near Grathem village (central Limburg province).

Dippers near Dutch-German border


This is a dipper video from Yarrow Valley Country Park, Chorley, Lancashire, England, March 15th, 2012.

Translated from the Dutch ARK Natuurontwikkeling conservationists:

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Dippers are rare in the Netherlands. Since this summer two of them are wandering along the Geul in the south of Limburg province. Just across the border there are more dippers and they nest annually. The dippers benefit from the water in the river Geul becoming cleaner and ARK Natuurontwikkeling contributes to that.

Dippers are dependent on fast-flowing streams and rivers. The brown and white birds look for food underwater. They have a special membrane in the eyes that works as a diving mask. It helps them to see underwater.