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...

The Mute Swan: National Bird of Denmark

The Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) became the national bird of Denmark in 1984, replacing the Skylark (Alauda arvensis). At first the Mute Swan was...

Winter Vikings

Thousands of Danish "Vikings" take a dip in freezing water during the wintertime. Visitors to Denmark are often surprised to learn that Danes leave their...

Denmark’s most poisonous mushroom.

"...Even the ingestion of half a sponge can have fatal consequences" As it stands in the woods with its clean, snowy color, it looks like...

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

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

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...

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...