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Nature

Belgium is a small country but has a rich and diverse natural heritage. It has many parks, forests, lakes, rivers, caves, and wildlife areas that offer scenic views and opportunities for outdoor activities. The country’s compact size allows for easy exploration of its charming countryside, dotted with quaint villages and flourishing biodiversity. Here are some posts covering topics on Belgian Nature.

Blue tit

How to start watching garden birds

The first of a new series of nature projects for adults and children to do at home during the coronavirus lockdown.

Feed the birds

Count your garden birds

Some advice on how to count your garden birds in Belgium – or anywhere in the world!

Tips to feed garden birds

Feeding birds in your garden or on your balcony in the winter is important – and fun.

Seed heads of wild clematis

Snapping an Old Man’s Beard

Seed-heads can often be as striking as a colourful flower. Take the plant known as Old Man’s Beard, for example…

Shapes and patterns in nature

Looking for shapes and patterns in nature can transform a morning walk in your local park or forest into a journey of discovery

Fun Finding & Photographing Fungi

November is a great month for walking in the woods. One of the ways to make your walk extra special – particularly for children – is to find and photograph mushrooms and toadstools.

Het Zwin Nature Park, Knokke-Heist, Belgium

Het Zwin Nature Park

Het Zwin Nature Park outside Knokke-Heist on the Belgian coast has been completely revamped. It’s a wonderful place to visit to learn about birds, and see them in real life. In the visitor centre you can learn all about bird migration, and then on the nature trail you can see the birds from special observation hides. Highly recommended for kids!

Bertembos wood anemones

Practicing the art of sitting still

A lovely place to visit at this time of the year. And if you sit still, you’ll be surprised at what you can see and hear.

Count your garden birds

It’s that time of the year again: time to count your garden birds for the national census.