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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 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...

Denmarks largest land-breeding predator

The Grey Seal After a hundred years of absence from Danish waters, first of all, due to hunting, the Grey Seal has reintegrated over the...

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...

The wolf is back in Denmark – two centuries after extermination.

Wolves are again a part of Danish Nature and Wildlife. There had been no sightings of wolves in the country the past two centuries until...

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...