For the passport challenge we try to take some pictures in our own enviroment that are inspired by the country we explore. Because Gabon has beautifull nature and a lot of national parks I went to visit a special park in my area.
Close to my home is a national park called Biesbosch. It’s an interesting park and very important for the water level of the place I live (I live below sealevel, never had wet feet because of the dykes) but I decided to go some place else. This is a very small forest with an educational garden. This is a small area where you can find all local plants and you can imagine how it looked 100 years ago before it all was urban.
We don’t have a spectaculair wildlife in the Netherlands. More north there can be found a bigger deer, wild pigs, badger and fox. If you ever visit my country I would recommend to visit this place called de Veluwe. There are excursions and you should see the deer and pig, the other 2 are shy. In Biesbosch lives beaver and close to Amsterdam is a huge park where also wild horses live.
In the area I visit you can find a small deer and fox. But I went during the daytime and there was a group of kids in the educational garden, all animals where hidden. In the past I have seen the deers but never the fox.
You can find a lot of birds here. All sorts of singing birds, water birds and birds of prey. I saw ducks, a wood dove and a jay. In the fields around this little forest you can find all sorts of meadow birds, those are special and protected. I wasn’t able to catch a bird but I have this short video where you can hear them (and the kids)