Category Archives: Belgium

Quick, quick…

… don’t hesitate! Work hard, grow, flower, do your business and make sure you finish it! Before it is too late… For many early spring flowers, that is what life is all about. Especially those living it in the forest understory. … Continue reading

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Nature disturbs

A few posts ago, I talked about how humans disturb nature. I might have made it look like disturbance is a typical human thing, and mostly bad for nature. Yet nothing is further from the truth. Disturbance is extremely natural, … Continue reading

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Knotted

Recently, I have been giving more thoughts to the human influence on nature in our own country. When walking through Flanders, it soon gets obvious that humans are everywhere. Even more, it is clear that the pure, undisturbed nature is gone … Continue reading

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Lines

What I love about winter is how it accentuates the lines in the landscape. Yet the most important lines of this season are the deadlines, and this January had quite a lot of them. We submitted two big projects that … Continue reading

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Knotweeding

It was a mess of pieces, like shattered bones on a battlefield. A macaber sight that seemed to add some extra drama to the story of plant invasion. In between all the branches and sticks on the frozen floor, new … Continue reading

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To spring or not to spring

Climate and weather might be more unpredictable than ever, yet there is one little thing I can always count on: a small patch of crocuses close to the office, that starts to pierce the often frozen soil already in January. … Continue reading

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On the horizon

With the start of 2017, I have to start looking at what is on the horizon: the long run to the finish of this PhD. The end is still far away in the future, yet it will be here soon … Continue reading

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