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Nederland - Dwingelderveld

Dwingelderveld is one of the about twenty national parks in the Netherlands and is the largest European wet heathland area. The national park - 3.700 hectares - has more than sixty shallow lakes and moors featuring a rich and unique flora and fauna. The gently rolling moors are habitat of many kinds of species of butterflies and birds. The northern part has been wooded with pine forests and juniper shrubs since the mid 19th century.

Dwingelderveld is managed the Dutch forestry Commission (Staatsbosbeheer) and the private Dutch society for nature conservation Natuurmonumenten.

The main picture shows the recently built lookout tower nearby the Benderse sheepfold, offering unique views over the vast heathlands (PiP) of the national park. This sheepfold houses a flock of the famous ‘Drenthe heath sheep’.

See for more pictures of Dwingelderveld: www.ipernity.com/doc/294067/46551468
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Erhard Bernstein said:

HFF, Jaap!
14 months ago ( translate )

Amelia Heath said:

Magnificent views from the lookout tower, Jaap.
HFF and a good weekend.
14 months ago

Madeleine Defawes said:

Wonderful park well captured !
Have a nice weekend
14 months ago

Pam J said:

Excellent !
14 months ago ( translate )

neira-Dan said:

étonnant !! HFF Jaap
14 months ago ( translate )

Ulrich John said:

HFF, Jaap ! Have a nice weekend !
14 months ago ( translate )

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

It sounds a wonderful place Jaap.
HFF and enjoy your weekend :-))
14 months ago

Beatrice Degan(MARS) said:

Amazing!!

HFF to YOU, Jaap, wth my best wishes for a HAPPY WEEKEND!
14 months ago

Berny said:

unusual tower, looks gerat ;-)
14 months ago

Benny Tonner said:

Cracking fences, HFF Jaap and enjoy the sun. ;)
14 months ago

J. Gafarot said:

Belle photo et três surprenant, je dirai original theme.
HFF por ce weekend, too.
Thank you for the note, Jaap.
14 months ago

Tractacus said:

Fences for short and tall people! HFF!
14 months ago

Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* said:

impressionnant******************
bon week-end Jaap !
14 months ago ( translate )

Guy Bacca said:

Deux photos qui donnent un bel aperçu de ce vaste parc
Bonne fin de semaine, Jaap
14 months ago ( translate )

Jenasis44 said:

That's one fence! HFF Jaap and hope you have a great weekend:-)
14 months ago