Brown long-eared bat. Equipped with ears almost the same length as its body, this widely distributed tree dweller, found in woodlands such as Northamptonshire’s Fineshade Woods, doesn’t have to pursue prey in flight; it picks off invertebrates from leaves and bark. Credit: Getty.#bat #long-earedbat #edgechronicles
Shire Horse, an endangered horse breed (breed at risk, Rare Breeds Survival Trust, U.K.). United Kingdom. A tall black horse with four white legs, standing in harness, with shafts of a cart visible. Wikipedia.
The Oostvaardersplassen is a nature reserve in the Netherlands, which is managed by the State Forestry Service. Covering about 56 square kilometres , it is noted as an example of rewilding. It is in a polder which was created in 1968, but in spite of the environment having little time to develop, by 1989 it had international importance as a Ramsar wetland. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oostvaardersplassen) Interesting and nice to read the article on : ...
watersheds - by Nestor Karlovich Genko ) January 22 (February 3) 1839 in the Grodno Governorate, province of Kurland, Russian Empire – January, 28 (February 10) 1904 in Menton, France), was a scientist in the field of forestry, known for creation of the world's first major watershed protection forest belt system, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nestor_Genko