A remarkable project at Ginkelse Heide. The soil quality of the area has deterioted rapidly over the last years with a lack of lime as a result. The consequences for nature are huge. Oak trees die and some bird species suffer from broken poots. The municipality of Ede started this project to sprinkle shell grit with a helicopter, a project planned fot 10 days.


This is one of my favorite trees: “The twelve apostles” in NP the Veluwe. I mentioned this tree in an earlier post, in April 2020. This time a more detailed view of the impressive (visible part of the) roots of the tree.

This was also the second last photo of my Canon 28-70mm lens ☹ A fast running dog touched my tripod which fell on the floor with the lens down, broken into two pieces.


Kootwijkerzand is the largest drifting sand area of Western Europe and part of the Dutch nature reserve The Veluwe. The photo shows a Scots pine tree (Pinus sylvestris, Dutch: Grove den).

Purple heather

Purple blooming heather, horses and early morning fog at NP Veluwezoom. The second picture is the view that attracts hundreds of nature photographers, including me.

Common Ragwort

Planken Wambuis, a subarea of the Dutch nature reserve the Veluwe is colouring yellow by the common ragwort (jacobaea vulgaris, Dutch: jakobskruiskruid). The plant is toxic for most mammals.

Bog Asphodel

Bog Asphodel (Narthecium ossifragum, Dutch: Beenbreek) is a red listed plant. One of the rare areas where the plant can be found, is in the wetlands Deelense Veld in NP The Veluwe.

Jardin d’émail

Jardin d’émail is an impressive artwork of French artist Jean Dubuffet in museum Kröller Müller. The artwork counts 600 square meter and people are allowed to walk on it. Since 2016, a four year restoration took place and the artwork was reopend for the audiance on June 1st, 2020.

Wild boar

I spent an evening searching for wildlife at the Veluwe and found a group (sounder) of wild boar. The young ones are lovely and said “to wear a pyjama”. The grown up animals seem less appealing.