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Slow worm

Slow worm – the legless lizard

Slow worm (Anguis fragilis) The slow worm is widely distributed in Denmark. Being a legless lizard, the slow worm is often mistaken for a little snake....

Danish butterflies in decline

Denmark’s butterflies have undergone an accelerating negative trend since the mid-twentieth century. Within just fifty years, a total of twelve species – corresponding to approximately...

The area of Danish forests are increasing

The history of Danish forests, from 2 % to now 14 % of the land area. Did you know that most of Denmark originally was...
tick

Be aware of ticks

How to take precautions against ticks and Lyme disease. The castor bean tick is found across Europe including Denmark. It may reach a length of...
Elk in Denmark

A wild moose has been observed in Denmark for the first time in almost...

A wild moose (known as elk in Scandinavia) has swimmed from Sweden to northern Zealand, Denmark. The last sighting of a wild moose/elk in Denmark...