Ronald Aarns made this video.
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.
This photo by Arjan van den Bosch shows an ant tunnel in Venlo.
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.
The discovery includes tail, flipper, backbone and finger bones.
At the natural history museum in Maastricht, there will be more research on the fossils.
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.
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.