Thijs de Graaf

Thijs de Graaf

I live in the Netherlands in the village Bergen near the dunes and North Sea. I am particularly interested in photographing and determining insects.
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Bumblebee species in the Bombus terrestris-complex on the flowers of elder (Sambucus nigra), family Adoxaceae. In a Dutch garden in the spring.
Close up of spring foliage and flowers of an evergreen Irish Yew Tree (Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata') in a garden in the Dutch village of Bergen. Netherlands, March 14, 2020.
A smooth newt, common newt (Lissotriton vulgaris in my hand, which is brought to the pond. Family Salamandridae. Bergen, Netherlands, April 5, 2020.
Alkmaar, Netherlands, April 23, 2020. Town hall, municipal office or Stadskantoor in the center of Alkmaar. A modern building with an underpass for traffic.
An acorn weevil (Curculio glandium) on a leaf of a oak (Quercus). Family Curculionidae. in a Dutch garden. Bergen, Netherlands, August 6, 2019.
Leeuwarden, Netherlands, August 26, 2020. Canal, bridge, terraces, street, shops, houses in Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands. Quiet because of the corona.
A green rain barrel in front of an ivy wall with a blue watering can, being filled with water. Spring. Bergen, Netherlands, April 7, 2020.
Dutch cycle path to the dunes and forest with cyclists and a dog. Wheel tracks on the roadside in the grass. Summer, August, Netherlands, near the village of Bergen.
common carpet or white-banded toothed carpet (Epirrhoe alternata). a moth of the family Geometridae. On a sheet on the line. Flying up to the blue sky. Summer in a Dutch garden.
A dishwashing brush, a cup and a bowl in a blue plastic washing-up bowl with soapy water.
Flower of the great masterwort (Astrantia major), family Apiaceae and a western honey bee or European honey bee (Apis mellifera) of the family Apidae. In a Dutch garden. June
Walking path through the forest to the Dutch dunes near the village of Bergen. With many pines along the path. Summer, Netherlands.
Flowering Lonicera periclymenum, common names honeysuckle, common honeysuckle, European honeysuckle, or woodbine. A species of flowering plant in the family Caprifoliaceae in a Dutch garden, June.
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Winter heath, Winter Flowering Heather or Spring heath (Erica carnea) flowering in the end of the winter. Close up. Pink flowers. Bergen, Netherlands, February 26, 2020.
Bergen, Netherlands, May 4, 2020. Pasture landscape. A blue tractor with a red trailer coupled behind it in a meadow near the Dutch village of Bergen in the spring.
A red mason bee (Osmia bicornis) family Megachilidae on the flowers of a Ribes sanguineum, the flowering currant or redflower currant. In spring, Bergen. Netherlands, March 21, 2020.
Street and footpath with trees along a meadow and the Dutch village of Bergen. People cycle there. Spring, Netherlands, April 30, 2020.
Flowering horse-chestnut or conker tree (Aesculus hippocastanum) of the soapberry family (Sapindaceae) in spring in the Dutch village of Bergen. Bergen, Netherlands, April 27, 2020.
Flower clock with garden pansies in the park Alkmaarderhout of the Dutch city of Alkmaar with a small church in the background. Netherlands, March 26, 2020.
Bergen, Netherlands, March 11, 2020. A red and yellow envelope in the orange mailbox owned by the Post NL in the Dutch village of Bergen.
Pasture landscape in North Holland.  Canal and bike path through the meadows with cyclists and canoe from the Dutch city of Alkmaar to the village of Bergen. Netherlands, April 23, 2020.
Bergen, Netherlands, April 21, 2020. A broken road in the Dutch village of Bergen, with traffic signs, indicating who has right of way and on which side you have to pass.
Two dishwashing brushes in a plastic washing-up bowl with soapy water. March, Netherlands
Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands, April 10, 2020. The entrance to the beach at Egmond aan Zee. View of the sea, the North Sea with people in spring.
Pieris (Pieris japonica variegata). Heath, heather family (Ericaceae). Flowering in the end of the winter. Bergen, Netherlands, February 25, 2020.
Piles of bottom ash from the waste recycling factory has been cleaned, metals are removed and what is left is used in construction instead of sand. Elevators. Alkmaar, Netherlands, March 31, 2020.
Piles of bottom ash from the waste recycling factory has been cleaned, metals are removed and what is left is used in construction instead of sand. Elevators. Alkmaar, Netherlands, March 31, 2020.
Ripening berries of the northern highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) in a Dutch garden. Family Ericaceae. Spring,
Bergen, Netherlands, February 11, 2020. A row of roll containers or roll cage trolleys with two side walls and galvanized and grey stackable plastic crates.
View from the stairs on the dike (Hondsbossche Zeewering) over the Dutch meadow landscape near Petten. September, Netherlands.
View from the dike (Hondsbossche Zeewering) on the cycle path over the Dutch meadow landscape near Petten. September, Netherlands.
Petten, Netherlands, September 15, 2020. Cycle path with cyclists on the Dutch dike (Hondsbossche Zeewering) near Petten. Artificial dunes in front of the dike. September
Box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis), family grass moths (Crambidae).on a white paper. End summer. September, Netherlands
Cycle path with cyclists in the Dutch artificial dunes (Hondsbossche Duinen) along the dike to the coastal town of Petten. September, Netherlands.
Box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis), family grass moths (Crambidae).on a white paper. End summer. September, Netherlands.
Akersloot, Netherlands, May 29, 2020. Ferry Akersloot, a small car ferry, crossing the Noordhollands Kanaal (North Hollands canal) with passengers cyclists and cars.
Petten, Netherlands, September 15, 2020. People reading information about Dutch artificial dunes near the coastal town of Petten called Hondsbossche Duinen
Walking on the stairs on Dutch dyke, seawall as protection against the North Sea (Hondsbossche Zeewering). Netherlands, September.
Dutch artificial dunes near the coastal town of Petten and a wooden viewing cabin on the inner dike on the Hondsbossche Duinen. September, Netherlands.
Dutch artificial dunes near the coastal town of Petten and a wooden viewing cabin on the inner dike on the Hondsbossche Duinen. September, Netherlands
Footpath to the top of a Dutch dyke, seawall as protection against the North Sea (Hondsbossche Zeewering) with 35 million cubic meters of sprayed sand in front of (Hondsbossche Duinen). Netherlands
A bike path through the meadows with hikers in the distance near the Dutch village of Bergen. Traffic signs with: cycle path. So no moped (Fietspad. Dus niet brommen). Netherlands, March 23, 2020.
Stairs on Dutch dyke, seawall as protection against the North Sea (Hondsbossche Zeewering). Netherlands, September.
Ivy (hedera helix simone). Family Araliaceae. A small shrub with greenish yellow.flowers and flower buds. In a Dutch garden. September, Netherlands
White plate with two slices of bread topped with cheese and tomato on a black glass table top. A serrated knife and a glass of orange juice. September, Netherlands
Rotten apple hanging on an apple tree in a Dutch garden, Late summer, The Netherlands, September.
Common woodlice (Oniscus asellus), family Oniscidae. Young and older woodlice on the underside of a roof tile on the ground in a Dutch garden. The Netherlands, Summer, September
Garden snail (Cornu aspersum) crawling on a twig and leaf. Family land snails ( Helicidae). Summer, September, in a Dutch garden.
White cows in the meadow. Pasture landscape in the Netherlands near the village of Bergen. September, summer
White cows in the meadow. Pasture landscape in the Netherlands near the village of Bergen. September, summer
Tulip field, the tulips of which are headed to allow the bulbs to grow better. Water being sprayed at a field because of drought in spring with the help of a tractor. Near the village of Bergen.
Tulip field, the tulips of which are headed to allow the bulbs to grow better. Water being sprayed at a field because of drought in spring with the help of a tractor. Near the village of Bergen.
Egmond aan den Hoef, Netherlands, May 25, 2020. With the tractor the grass is cut on the slope of a ditch with a row of trees. On the edge of a field with ornamental onions.
Field with the ornamental onions Allium globemaster. A cross between Allium Cristophii and Allium Macleanii. With purple-violet bulbous flowers. Near the Dutch village of Egmond aan den Hoef.
Field with the ornamental onions Allium globemaster. A cross between Allium Cristophii and Allium Macleanii. With purple-violet bulbous flowers. Near the Dutch village of Egmond aan den Hoef.
Bridge over the castle moat to the ruins of the Egmond Castle or Slot op den Hoef. Built by Wouter van Egmont (1293) and William II, Lord of Egmond (around 1285) in Egmond aan den Hoef, Netherlands.
A red kitchen compost bin with kitchen waste such as egg shells, banana peel, mandarin peel, tea bags, but also wilted flowers for the compost pile. Netherlands, Bergen, February 3, 2020.
Peacock butterfly (Aglais io, Inachis io), family Nymphalidae  on flowers of Canadian goldenrod (Solidago Canadensis), family Asteraceae or Compositae. Netherlands, September
Comma (Polygonia c album), family Nymphalidae on flowers of fuchsia (Fuchsia magellanica ‘Alba'), Willowherb family, Evening Primrose family (Onagraceae). In the summer in a Dutch garden. Siptember
Comma (Polygonia c album), family Nymphalidae on flowers of fuchsia (Fuchsia magellanica ‘Alba'), Willowherb family, Evening Primrose family (Onagraceae). In the summer in a Dutch garden. Siptember
Grove snail or brown-lipped snail (Cepaea nemoralis) of the family Helicidae on a leaf. In a Dutch garden in September.
Narcissus fly, Greater bulb fly (Merodon equestris) of the family hoverflies (Syrphidae) on flowers of dame's rocket (Hesperis matronalis) of the family Brassicaceae. In spring in a Dutch garden.
View on the Dutch sand dunes and forests with oaks and pines near the village of Bergen. Called: Drie Banken, Russengat. Netherlands, September
Sandy footpath to the Dutch sand dunes and forests near the village of Bergen, Called: Drie Banken, Russengat. Netherlands, September
Sandy footpath to the Dutch sand dunes and forests near the village of Bergen, Called: Drie Banken, Russengat. Netherlands, September
Footpath through the Dutch sand dunes and forests near the village of Bergen (Drie Banken, Russengat). Netherlands, September
Footpath through the Dutch sand dunes and forests near the village of Bergen (Drie Banken, Russengat). Netherlands, September
Footpath through the Dutch sand dunes and forests near the village of Bergen (Drie Banken, Russengat). Netherlands, September
Small oaks in the sand dunes near the village of Bergen. Called: Drie Banken, Russengat. Netherlands, September
Small oaks in the sand dunes near the village of Bergen. Called: Drie Banken, Russengat. Netherlands, September
Small oaks in the sand dunes near the village of Bergen. Called: Drie Banken, Russengat. Netherlands, September
Bergen, Netherlands, September 10, 2020. Entrance to the dunes in the village of Bergen with many bicycles. Storage
Bergen, Netherlands, September 10, 2020. Old blue Volkswagen bus parked near the dunes and forest in the Netherlands near the village of Bergen
Two small beetles Oedemera lurida or Oedemera virescens, family Oedemeridae (false blister beetles, pollen-feeding beetles). On the flower of strawberry, family Rosaceae. In spring in a Dutch garden.
The fly Stomorhina lunata, family Blow-flies (Calliphoridae) on Thread-leaf coreopsis, Tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata), family Asteraceae or Compositae. Summer in a Dutch garden. September.
Grove snail or brown-lipped snail (Cepaea nemoralis) of the family Helicidaeon an apple. In a Dutch garden in September.
Sawn firewood on a workbench in a Dutch garden. September, Netherlands.
 Branch with white berries with small flowers of the Common Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus), honeysuckle family (Aprifoliaceae). Netherlands, September,
 Branch with white berries with small flowers of the Common Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus), honeysuckle family (Aprifoliaceae). Netherlands, September,
Fuchsia (Fuchsia magellanica) Evening Primrose family (Onagraceae). September, in a Dutch garden.
Great gray slug, leopard slug (Limax maximus), family Limacidae crawling over the bottom of a concrete manhole cover. Not verry spotted. Summer, Netherlands, August
Great gray slug, leopard slug (Limax maximus), family Limacidae crawling over the bottom of a concrete manhole cover. Not verry spotted. Summer, Netherlands, August
A seven-spot ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata) on a leaf of an euonymus in the garden in the Dutch village of Bergen. Netherlands, March 14, 2020.
Queen of a common wasp (Vespula vulgaris) of the family Vespidae in spring on the leaves of an Euonymus in the garden in the Dutch village of Bergen. Netherlands, March 14, 2020.
Alkmaar, Netherlands, May 18, 2020. Landgoed Nijenburg is an 18th-century Dutch country estate between Alkmaar and Heiloo in North Holland. Today estate Nijenburg is a nature reserve.
Railway bridge over the four-lane ring road around the Dutch city of Alkmaar.
Netherlands, May 4, 2020. Pasture landscape. A blue tractor with a red trailer coupled behind it, driving on a road along the meadows near the Dutch village of Bergen in the spring.
Bergen aan zee, Netherlands, March 1, 2020. Entrance to the North Sea with a sandy beach in the Netherlands in the wind with walking people and a beach pavilion.
Fuchsia (Fuchsia magellanica 'Riccartonii'). Willowherb family, Evening Primrose family (Onagraceae). September, in a Dutch garden.
Fuchsia (Fuchsia magellanica 'Riccartonii'). Willowherb family, Evening Primrose family (Onagraceae). September, in a Dutch garden.
Bergen, Netherlands, January 16, 2020. Waste separation with separate underground containers for paper, glass and plastics. People put their waste in it.
A road and a cycle path through the dunes from the sea to the Dutch village of Bergen. There are many pines along the road. Bergen, Netherlands, March 1, 2020.
Flowers of rose mallow (Hibiscus syriacus), mallow family (Malvaceae). Summer in a Dutch garden. August
View from a bridge over the canal (Noordhollands Kanaal) at the Dutch city of Alkmaar. A railroad bridge.
Excavators change pasture a Nature Park near the Dutch city of Alkmaar. The seagulls are looking for food. Netherlands, February 18, 2020.
Red slug, large red slug, chocolate arion, European red slug (Arion rufus) or Spanish slug (Arion vulgaris). Family roundback slugs, round back slugs (Arionidae). Feeding on a plant in a Dutch garden.
Red slug, large red slug, chocolate arion, European red slug (Arion rufus) or Spanish slug (Arion vulgaris). Family roundback slugs, round back slugs (Arionidae). Feeding on a plant in a Dutch garden.
Red slug, large red slug, chocolate arion, European red slug (Arion rufus) or Spanish slug (Arion vulgaris). Family roundback slugs, round back slugs (Arionidae). Feeding on a plant in a Dutch garden.
European garden spider, diadem spider, orangie, cross spider and crowned orb weaver (Araneus diadematus) in its web. Family Orb-weaver spiders, araneids (Araneidae). In front of a faded wall. Summer.
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