Natuurkampen is going to renew!

And that starts with a new logo. We came up with this new logo in collaboration with Renate Verboom .Design. Renate Verboom is a graphic designer and has contributed to the new corporate identity of Natuurkampen.

Renate: ”I like to create new designs for green companies. To make my designs even more sustainable, I donate 10% of the profit every year to a good cause.”

Curious about Renate’s web design? Then take a look at her website!

Bird watching, counting and sent

At the end of January we will again participate in the National Bird Count, organized by the Vogelbescherming, from Natuurkampen. The bird count is important to map the bird species and therefore better protect them. Will you join us?

The Bird Protection has developed a handy tool to determine together with the students in the class. With this counting form you can peat the common species and you will find images of the species for recognition. Download the bird count list here.

Podcast Luisteren (PodNL): De Vogelspotcast TIP: Would you like to gain more experience in identifying bird species? Then listen to the bird spot cast (free to listen to on Spotify), where bird watcher Arjan takes his childhood friend Gisbert, a beginner with no experience in bird watching, on a birding excursion. Highly recommended!

A Woolly Red List Species in the Schelphoek

It is a 16 cm mouse with a blunt head and brown fur. It is the oldest vole species in the Netherlands. It already inhabited our earth during the last ice age: it is the Arctic vole (Alexandromys oeconomus arenicola). Due to the closed delta works and the shifting of the polders and salt marshes, the animal in Schouwen has largely disappeared. The decrease in its habitat and the change in the water balance pose the greatest danger to this Red List species.

A new road has been built around our accommodation in the Schelphoek towards the Brouwersdam and 2 new roundabouts have been built. In this new landscape they have forgotten something important, the construction of a new nature reserve to compensate for the Arctic vole. In the Schelphoek live about ten Northern voles, and they are heavily protected. Van Burg, alderman of Schouwen, expects the compensation area to be ready by the end of next year.

Who knows, you might come across this beautiful animal in the Schelphoek nature reserve. That is quite special.