Lizards in Denmark

In Denmark you will only find two species of lizards. The common lizard and the sand lizard. The common lizard (Zootoca vivipara) is, as the...
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....

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...

Denmark to build wall to keep out wild boar

Denmark is echoing Donald Trump and has said it will build a 70 km (43.5 mile) fence on its border with Germany to keep...

The great egrets have gone north and are now a new...

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...

Around 20,000 species of insects in Denmark

80 percent of all known species in the world are insects. They possess an incredible wealth of shapes and colors. In total, more than...

The Wild Boar has returned home to Denmark

Wild boars were originally widespread in Denmark. Mainly due to hunting pressure the wild boars became extinct in Denmark more than 200 years ago....

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...

Organic Denmark

Almost 10 per cent of all foods sold in Denmark are organically cultivated, which is a world record. The Danish consumers are the most pro-organic...
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Snakes in Denmark

Once there were four species of snakes in Denmark. The Aesculapian snake and the Smooth snake are today considered extinct. That leaves the two remaining...

Not to be found elsewhere in the world

Small, beautiful - and endemic! The coastal landscape and hinterland around Jammer Bay (Jammerbugten) in the northwestern part of Jutland contains an exciting and versatile...

Jellyfish along the Danish shores

In Denmark we only have a few species of jellyfish which are able to sting you noticeably. You will normally only find two common species...