Wednesday 18 January 2012

Shifting sand

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.
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  1. Oh, and there I thought we were in Africa.

  2. Where ever it is, really doesn't matter for's lovely just seeing it....and that sky is unbelievable!

  3. I wouldn't have guessed the Netherlands, either.

  4. Ohhh, it must be lovely there in summer! I cannot believe that is in the Netherlands! I would have guessed Namibia.


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