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giant hogweed

Giant hogweed – and why to avoid it!

Giant hogweed is an impressive plant, growing up to 5 meters tall, but should be avoided as its sap can generate painful skin blisters.

Asian hornet is increasing in Belgium

The rise of Asian hornets in Europe

Asian hornets are spreading fast across Europe, including the Benelux. This is bad news for the continent’s honey bees.

Wasp on garden flower

How to deal with wasps

In 2022 there is an abundance of wasps across Europe. Here are some tips to deal with wasps in your garden or at a picnic.

International bat night

Ready for International Bat Night?

International Bat Night is taking place in Belgium on 27 & 28 August 2021 and is your opportunity to learn more about bats.

how to identify garden butterflies

How to identify garden butterflies

Wondering how to identify garden butterflies? Here’s a quick guide to 16 of the most common species you’re likely to see in a garden.

A feeding hedgehog

How to make a hedgehog feeding station

A great way to encourage the local hedgehogs to visit your garden is to make a hedgehog feeding station. Here are step-by-step instructions.