Tag Archives: Birds

Count the birds

This weekend will bring Belgium its yearly ‘bird counters weekend’! This event is one of the best examples of citizen science in the country, as every person with a garden can participate. You just have to spend half an hour in … Continue reading

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A true circus act

The sad thing about being a plant scientist is that those plants rarely put on an impressive show. Every now and then, I thus have to shift away from the plant- to the animal kingdom to get some more excitement and experience … Continue reading

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Chasing Europe’s Big 5

This is a guest post from Sofie Lembrechts, about a nature photography trip to Spain. While I am mainly a photographing ecologist, she had to become an ecological photographer in order to catch the big mammals of Europe with her camera. The … Continue reading

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Marshing on

My playtime is limited on my international working trips. If I want to see a little bit of the environment, I have to be inventive and time-efficient. My forced visit to Philadelphia airport while waiting for a connection flight provided an … Continue reading

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Airport ecology

I was happy that I could lay hands on a textbook on Urban Ecology with 50 percent reduction at the conference in California. This urban ecology is a big fascination of mine: with large portions of the earth surface changed into … Continue reading

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America

  Let’s celebrate my first ever entry into the United States of America with some American eagles! I am on my way to Sacramento, California, for my first big international scientific conference. I will present some brand new results on … Continue reading

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