Au pays des Ch’tis

July 18-19th, 2020. Saint-Omer, France. The marshes accomodate a large variety of wildlife, amongst which birds, of course, but with some surprises as well…

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The pools of the sugar factory

June 27th, 2020, Frasnes. First visit to the old “décanteurs” of the sugar factory in Frasnes-lez-Anvaing. The pools were used to have the sugar beets macerate in water. Todays these pools host dozens of different species of birds, insects, etc. We are particularly charmed by the red-eyed looms of the various ponds.

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The ridge of Vimy

June 26th, 2020. The journey lead us to an impressive memorial of World War I. This is the “Mémorial des Canadiens”, in memory to the 60.000 Canadian soldiers who died in the North of France, conceived and sculptured by Walter Seymour Allward. The entire monument displays harmony, compassion, perennity.

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The shacks of “Le Périgord noir”

2017-2019, Vallée de la Vézère, Dordogne, France. The sheperd’s huts or shacks can be found all over the black Périgord, they have different names (for example, “borie”) but, most correctly, they are named “les cabanes en pierres sèches”. These shacks are traditionally built with their typical roofs made of stone only (called “lauzes)”. Below : Saint-Amand-de-Coly, Saint-Crépin-et-Carlucet, Sireuil, Sergeac…

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The animal world of Lascaux II

2019, Sep 29. The latest arrival at the animal park “Le Thot” are the wolves, a pack consisting of two females and one male. Two of them got bitten in their ears by the wolves of their former pack. The male and one female are Beta wolves, one of them is on the way to become the Alpha wolf…

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The animal world of Lascaux – Le bestiaire de Lascaux

2019, Sep 29. What better to do than go for a walk on a peaceful day? Our path starts at “Le Thot”, an annex of the famous Lascaux site, where some prehistoric species roam the park next to more recent ones. The animal world of Lascaux (17000 BP) is alive and awesome…

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Spring in times of corona

April 11, 2020. Due to the restrictions, the nearby woods are emptied from the usual crowds of visitors and tourists… The splendour of the Hallerbos in spring is something we did not appreciate truly before, but discover now.

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Explore nature nearby…

Halle, March 29 – April 4, 2020. Walk, discover and explore the world in your closest neighbourhood is today’s message and motto. Some pretty pictures of these close-by experiences during the past week…

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