Animal and Nature

  • Breed cats: Toyger, a small tiger

    This relatively young breed comes from selective breeding by someone who tried to change the somewhat vague pattern of spots on her cat's fur. After several attempts a few kittens were born who had a pronounced drawing on the head, something that is not common. That was the impetus for the breeder to continue and eventually to go for the drawing of the wild tiger. ...
  • The Watusirund, a beef with huge horns

    The Watusirund is a type of beef that can be recognized by its red-brown fur and large horns. Originally from Africa, he has developed the ability to survive in a warm climate. This herbivore is descended from the aurochs and can reach a weight of more than 500 kilograms. ...
  • The European dwarf palm or Chamaerops humilis

    Many palm species can be found in the tropics or subtropics. The European dwarf palm is a plant that occurs in the wild in the Mediterranean and belongs to the Mediterranean plants. This small-sized palm species can stand in the garden in the Netherlands and Belgium because the plant can tolerate temperatures below freezing in winter. ...
  • Autumn, when does it start - September 21, 22 or 23

    Autumn, the season of warm colors, falling leaves and autumn rest. We have divided the year into four seasons and most of the last quarter is before fall. With our seasonal distribution of the year on September 21, we count as the beginning of autumn. Usually, autumn doesn't really start on the 21st. ...
  • Mushroom family Russula and different species

    In the autumn forest we can come across beautifully colored mushrooms. Mushrooms with a hat from dark red to pink and from purple to bright yellow and soft yellow. From dark gray, lead gray to black gray and from soft green to blue frosted. Beautiful sturdy hats and sturdy stems without a purse and all with slats (plates) under the hat. ...
  • The heart plant (Valentine Hoya) on Valentine's Day

    Valentine's Day is a day on which people can give gifts anonymously to loved ones. It usually becomes a red rose, a card or a must-have of that year. The heart plant is a very nice idea. A heart leaf in a jar in the shape of a heart, a Valentine Hoya kerrii! A very nice, nice and sustainable gift to give to your loved one on February 14 with Valentine's Day. ...
  • Aviary birds in winter, how do I keep my birds healthy?

    Tropical birds are often kept in aviaries, which are not used to our climate. Yet most bird species are hardy, which means that they can spend the winter well. For this they need some help, such as extra food and water and possibly insulation. When constructing the aviary, the construction of an indoor loft must already be taken into account. ...
  • What happens to nature in the spring?

    The first day of spring has something magical, it is the time when the day and the night last almost everywhere in the world. In our country, the day when spring starts is about ten minutes longer than the night, this is due to the times when the sun rises and sets. The winter ends with this period. ...
  • Cat scratching post for your cat

    A cat scratching post is a wooden post covered with rough material. This is useful for cat owners to have in the house, because cats can now provide for their natural crab needs, without destroying the owner's furniture. Why a cat scratching post? Cats naturally have the urge to scratch. ...
  • Animals can also get free food from the pet food bank

    Not only people have been adversely affected by the crisis, but animals are also increasingly confronted with the fact that there is no food. More and more animals are starving because there is no money to buy food for the pet. Bringing the pet to the animal shelter could be a solution. ...
  • The ideal hamster paradise for a dwarf hamster

    Many people in the Netherlands have a hamster as a pet, but often these small woolly creatures are not housed properly. This article contains various tips to make your hamster happy with its own mini paradise. The cage There are many different types of cages available in pet stores, but unfortunately most people are often misinformed. ...
  • Cat behavior: spinning

    When you pet a cat it will sometimes spin. Many see this as the sign that the cat is happy. However, this does not have to be the case. Cats can spin for a wide variety of things. Recent research results even say that spinning the cat promotes the healing process! What is spinning? ...
  • IFAW: helps animals in need

    When I see animal abuse or neglected animals, my neck hairs stand upright. Unfortunately I can do little for these animals myself. But luckily there is an organization that can do something about this: the IFAW. Through a donation I support this fantastic organization that helps animals in need. ...
  • Elfstedentocht seems unlikely due to “dirty winter”

    News in the spotlight In December 2009 and January 2010 it has been freezing for quite some time and also with significant temperatures below zero. Still, around January 10 it was still not possible to skate on outside waters. Due to the constantly new snowfall, the ice could hardly grow. During winters where snow constantly destroys the ice, one speaks of a dirty winter. ...
  • Autumn and its characteristics

    Autumn, also known as autumn, is one of the four seasons that we know in addition to spring, summer and winter. Autumn is the most striking and beautiful period of the year. But autumn also has its troubles. Just think of the autumn storms and the rain that can fall. That can sometimes cause a lot of inconvenience. ...
  • Amanites: species and toxicity of these mushrooms

    Who doesn't know him: the Amanita muscaria. The fly agaric, the red with white dots-mushroom. Where the Spillebeen gnome is rocking. Always a pleasure to see in the fall. Beautiful red, the ring around the stem like a beautiful skirt. You would really believe that there is a door at the back where the Spillebeen gnome has to enter. ...
  • Autumn: Why do leaves fall from the trees?

    A year after the summer, autumn is coming again and the trees want their leaves to fall. In the spring, after the winter, the trees will bend and new, fresh young leaves will appear. But why does this actually happen. Why do the trees drop their leaves in the winter and look bald. ...
  • Why do leaves fade in the fall?

    Every autumn the leaves fall off the trees and the world turns yellow, red and brown again. That the leaves fall off the trees to make the trees survive is generally known. But why do leaves also change color? What makes it that autumn leaves are red and yellow? ...
  • Mushroom picking - careful

    Finding mushrooms yourself is a fun hobby. The maple wood mushroom, the collared earth star, the scaly bundle fungus and the fly agaric (which serves to sit on in the song of gnome Spillebeen) can be found everywhere again in the autumn in the forest. But finding mushrooms yourself to eat them can also be dangerous. ...
  • Bring nature into your home during the fall

    It is wonderful to bring nature into your home during the fall. The scent of leaves, chestnuts, bark, all found in the forest. Here you can read a few decorative ideas for bringing autumn into your home. Autumn curtain Requirements thin string of lanterns (physalis) autumn leaf Thread lanterns and beautiful colored autumn leaves on thin wire and secure them at different heights. ...