Wednesday, 18 January 2012
I thought it must be from Australia, or somewhere similar. In fact it's the Netherlands, a national park called De Loonse en Drunense Duinen. It is 3,500 hectares of varied landscaped. The majority is shifting sand but there are other areas which are the last remnants of woodland and marsh with reeds and grasslands.
The shifting sands, the largest area in Europe, support some tough grasses and lichens and also insects. These in turn provide a food supply for birds and lizards. It may look arid, but there is a lot going on with closer inspection.
Posted by Sheila @ A Postcard a Day at 18.1.12