Tag Archives: Nature photography

Small forests, big benefits

Since I started hiking along Flemish backroads with my little girl – our favourite activity – we got to meet already lots of little patches of forest in a matrix of agriculture. I must say: nothing pleases me more than … Continue reading

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A fresh look on nature

Introducing the world to a child gives conflicting feelings. On the one hand, there is a feeling of doom: how do I dare adding another child to this deteriorating world, without asking her if she wants to live in it … Continue reading

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Tales from the field

The global pandemic is still restricting lots of our fieldwork, and we have to cancel unfortunately another batch of work planned in northern Norway, but not all of it is going down the drain. PhD-student Ronja, for example, is having … Continue reading

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Scouting locations

Roamed through Flanders’ villages today in a search for scenic film locations! Stars of the show: our non-native plant invaders that are – secretly ànd out in the open – taking over our urban nature. I got invited by Flanders’ … Continue reading

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SoilTemp: a database of near-surface temperatures

Let me tell you something important – which won’t be a surprise to regular followers of this blog: weather station data doesn’t do the trick for ecologists. It is just too different from the climate as experienced by most organisms, … Continue reading

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Bluebell beauty

This would normally be the season where we take the students to the beautiful Hallerbos, close to Brussels, to teach them all about forest types and keystone plant species. This trip would importantly also involve stunning purple fields of bluebells … Continue reading

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