SANDY GROUNDS

Whenever people talk biodiversity, I often hear them mention marshes, riverbends, forests and flowery herbal meadows. Rarely do I hear them including the dry moors of the land and the sandy grounds that also house very interesting species of both flora and fauna. It is as if people think of deserts when they think of…

DEBATING ART AND NATURE

I have been wondering whether or not I should write about this, but the fact is, I actually really want your opinion on this topic. Last weekend we had an artist paint one of our parks to provoke a discussion about what humans do to nature. It was agreed upon doing so by the museum…

FERNS

There is something monstrous and mystical about the sprouts of ferns. Right before they open, they have this beautiful twirl from which they will unfold and spread out their leaves. They remind me of some dangerous flesh eating plants from a fantasy game. Don’t you think? Although ferns are quite harmless (unless they are invasive,…

A JOYFUL SPRING FOREST

And as if the spring suddenly sneezed, everything suddenly became green. From one warm day to another. But it is typical for this time of year. There is a reason why the month of May is considered the most lush month of the season; it makes everything bloom, everything sprout and the smallest plant and…

CATTLE ON WINGS

I heard a very interesting comment the other day that I want your opinion on. I was talking with a biologist about bees, and he said that honey bees are not more different than agriculture is to nature. They are like cattle compared to wild animals. We do not have any wild honey bees in…

LUNCH AT THE BEACH

There is nothing like sitting at the beach in the sunlight – even though it is still slightly chilly by the water. The waves were gently flushing ashore with calm sighs as they rhythmically reached the sandy beach. I decided to make the most of the day since the weather forecast promised rain this afternoon….

RELAXATION

Not from blogging but just from the world for a brief moment. As the spring weather has finally decided to shine upon us with warmth and sunny skies, it itches in my feet to get outside. Sadly, if I walk more than 5 km, I tend to get a backache due to my pregnancy. The…

FORAGE SEAWEED

I attended a workshop, where we got to harvest seaweed from one of the many beaches in Denmark. And it was just about time, because soon it will be too late – the water will be too warm. Spring, autumn and winter are the best seasons for harvest. We are so lucky in Denmark that…

FORAGING IN PARKS

You do not have to go to a forest to forage wild herbs. A public city park can be filled with edible plants as long as you make sure to check the pollution intensity in the area, the use of pesticides and of course always – ALWAYS – wash them before use. Yet, I heard…

WILD FOOD FESTIVAL

Last weekend we had a Wild Food Festival in my city, and it was quite the experience. I loved to see how popular it became, and it truly showed that the citizens were curious about foraging wild food and learn more about it. I have to admit that I have underestimated many city people. Just…

THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES

I am back, you guys. With an aching back and several projects to do during my maternity leave, because I suddenly have a lot of spare time on my hands, I also find time to get enchanted by another book about nature. This time it is “The Hidden Life of Trees” by Peter Wohlleben. The…

A BUTTERFLY CHARM

When we talk about butterflies, we rarely include those that are active at night, however the whole butterfly category also embraces moths. We automatically think about the beautiful colourful winged insects we meet in spring and summer that flutter around sweet flowery meadows. However, most of the butterflies in the world are in fact active…