Michaelmas daisy Michaelmas daisy is an aster and a herbaceous perennial plant. Its origin is the USA and came to Europe gardens in 1710. From there it escaped and nowadays can be found in the wild. There are more then 70 cultivars raised from the New England aster , and even more by using the aster […]
The common wall lizard This is an small lizard found in Central and South Europe that lives in crackels in walls, rocks and boulders. They live from insects ( mostly flies, gnats, midgets, moths) and slower food , like caterpillars and woodlice and spiders. For larger prey the lizard will thrashes its prey to death
water spinach or kangkong Water spinach is a fast growing water weed forming hollow floating stems of 3 meter long . Kangkong is a popular food :The taste is like spinach and is a very cost effective vegetable. It is used in the kitchen of Southeast and East Asia, including southern China and Indonesia. Water
Beach morning glory or Goats foot The Beach morning glory is a very fast growing trailing vine . It can be found on tropical dunes and beaches. Beach Morning Glory has shiny pink flowers. The seeds are disperged by water , fresh or the see. Its has an enourmous spread around the tropical world, it
Mexican Morning Glory This is a vast growing annual twining liana , that produces an enormeous amount of flowers. Those flowers have a short live, mostly only one day. But the Morning Glory produces them daily, along the 4 meter long long vines. The flowering season is during the whole summer. Morning glory In the garden There are
Antlion The antlion is an insect that has a impressive larva with large fangs. The antlion builds a trap to catch ants and other insects. The trap is a pits dug into the ground. Once its prey tries to escape it is bombarded with sand grains.The larvae of antlions are sometimes referred to as “doodlebugs” because
White-throated dipper These are small , but lumpy. strong birds, living near fast-moving freshwater streams with a stoney underground.. They are capable to dive and swim under water, using there short powerful wings. These wings are not very suited for flying, they fly clumsy, but dippers are fast swimming divers. illustration made by Hendrik Gronvold
grey wagtail This is a striking bird that is found next to brooks and on floodplains, but can be found also near water purification plants. This yellow bird tears up and down with its long thin tail and is therefore easily recognizable. and they have a sharp call that is often given in flight.
De grote gele kwikstaart Dit is een opvallende vogel welke langs beken (sprengen) en de uiterwaarden te vinden is, tegenwoordig zijn daar zuiveringsinstallaties bijgekomen . Deze vogel wipt met zijn lange dunne staart op en neer , en is daardoor eenvoudig te herkennen. Grote gele kwikstaart man en vrouw, erboven de waterspreeuw en het roodborstje.
De Glasvlo, Hyale nilssoni (Rathke), is een van de meest gewone vlokrceften (Amphipoda) van de Nederlandse kust. Het is een klein, vlug, groen of bruin gekleurd springertje van het getijdengebied; Glasvlooicn leven meestal tussen de grote bruinwieren, maar ik heb ze ook wel gevonden op mosselbanken met een tamelijk spaarzame wierbegroeiing en langs dijken waar