Tag Archives: Gardens

Summer in the field

Just two pictures as a friendly reminder that summer has arrived! It becomes visible everywhere, in fields and forests, through birds and insects. I love summer in the fields, it reminds me that biodiversity is not as dead as it might … Continue reading

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Summer is coming

While I visited the little Swedish village of Flen for our international meeting, spring slowly turned into summer. The early plant species of the season were still in full glory everywhere, but the next generation was already taking their positions. This marks the most diverse … Continue reading

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That’s invasive!

Science has to keep up with the rest of society, in order to stay meaningful. Luckily, science is all about innovating, so the good ideas are plentiful. Through the ‘Empowering biodiversity research’ conference in Brussels, Belgium, where big datasets in … Continue reading

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Follow your nose

In between the corrections of the reports of my students in the course on forest types, I took some free time roaming through little forest patches in the southern half of Flanders, close to the capital. It was in one of these patches that I stumbled on … Continue reading

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Don’t forget the roadsides!

In this spring seasons, flowers are sprouting everywhere, artistically colouring the whole world, as they happily do every year. It is every year a surprise to see the variety and diversity of flowers that lighten up our days. And it … Continue reading

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From winter to autumn… to summer!

You will remember the dreadfull weather conditions at our field sites from one week ago and this post. You might also recall the beautiful autumn that followed these 40 centimeters of fresh and beautiful snow (here). The weather kept improving, and temperatures kept … Continue reading

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