|This 24th of February 2005,
snowfalls reached the Arboretum... With sometimes unexpected
consequences: the layer wasn't so thick but this young pine (although native
from the Rockies) came to lay down for ever (Gr.8).
Another big tree I couldn't identify underwent the same destiny.
You may find all the new pictures of the Arboretum under the snow on the page 4 of the Picture Gallery.
|Flora and Fauna! because of the lack of adequate photos, the topic has still to be appreciated fully. The Arboretum is a place which is much appreciated by red squirrels and rabbits, which you will spot easily (e.g. come nightfall, they hold huge picnics in the meadows!). On the other hand no trace of the Korean Squirell; nonetheless it is widely seen near Rouge-Cloitre on the other side of the Ring. Master Fox is also a permanent member of this party – we can come across him as far as the lakes of Tervuren. The batrachians and the birds between them deserve a whole chapter...||
The roebucks of the Sonian Forest visit these places very frequently. The winter is ideal for the a spot of “nature-watch”: the absence of foliage allows for a good view, and the scarcity of food means that the animals are obliged to surface very often - but they still manage to move too quickly for photos!!
|From the end of April new signs are appearing here and there in the Arboretum. You are invited to identify the most obviously labelled trees by their latin name. This marking is directly in line with the concept adhered to in the guide which appears on 24 April. Lots to satisfy your curiousity!|
24th of April 2004 was declarded "Arboretum Day".
Arboretum Day took the opportunity to welcome the appearance
of a new guide, in 4 languages (English, French, Dutch and German).