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The 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. However, there...

The most common frog in Denmark

The European brown frog is the most common frog in Denmark. The common frog (Rana temporaria) is undoubtedly Denmarks's most well-known amphibian, also known as...

The great egrets have gone north and are now a new breeding species in Denmark.

The great white heron - a newcomer in Danish nature. The great egret (Ardea alba), also known as the great white heron, is a large,...

Any dangerous spiders in Denmark?

More than 540 species of spiders have been recorded in Denmark. Fortunately, all of them are harmless to humans. However, some can bite you quite noticeably! Actually...

Return of the Eagle-owl

In 1884 the last Danish Eagle-owl was shot in central Jutland. Not until 100 years later the giant owls carefully returned. A single pair...

Record number of eagles are breeding in Denmark

After being nearly non-existent for about a century, the White-tailed Eagle and the Golden Eagle have successfully returned back to Denmark. When the Danish Ornithological...