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Frits Bink & Rosita Moenen 2015

Based on: Dagvlinders in de Benelux 2013
Revised and extended
Edited by Sylvain Cuvelier & Peter Russell

Vlaamse Vereniging voor Entomologie
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Flemish Entomological Society
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8. Grasslands
Nearly all grassland will naturally develop into woodland when there is no stressing factor as grazing by animals or haymaking by men.

Natural stress:

Chalk hill Tienne Brieumont, stress factors aridity and soil poverty,
Nismes, 28 May 1982. Photograph: Frits Bink ©.

Tienne la Rôsière, 28 May 1982.
Photograph: Frits Bink ©.

Detail of the vegetation on the slope of chalk hill Tienne Brieumont,
Nismes, 28 May 1982. Photograph: Frits Bink ©.


Sheep grazing, Texel , 22 April 2008.
Photograph: Frits Bink ©.

Cow grazing, Junner Koeland, Ootmarsum, 2 June 1982.
Photograph: Frits Bink ©.

Combined pasture and haymaking:

Haymaking early summer, grazing late summer, Kautenbach, 24 September 2011.
Photograph: Frits Bink ©.


Haymaking in the valley of the IJssel, storks take their opportunity to hunt,
Voorst, 26 July 2011. Photograph: Frits Bink ©.

Old meadowland , haymaking once a year, low agricultural value because of the
soft and poor soil. Losser, 25 June 2010. Photograph: Frits Bink ©.

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