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Hi best friends, this is December 15th I want placing an anniversary picture, seven year TE member.
I want everyone say thanks you very much for the a lot visiting.
These picture is taken on one of my favorite places for a stroll or bike trip, with the camera in the hand.

Drongengoed is the largest contiguous forest in Oost Vlaanderen.
The central part of the forest is a klei rug called 'cuesta' Meetjesland, with the highest point at 29 meters above sea level (in Zomergem).
The substrate consists of an impermeable clay layer with a very thin layer of sand on it and is less suitable for agriculture. For centuries extended here also an immensely inhospitable moorland area. In the exploitation of the forest were two abbeys and the last pieces were active only in the 19th century developed.
At this time we find a mixed forest with heathland relics. Still remember a number of existing plants to the past and moorland: heather, heath, round leaf sundew and heath cartel. Another remarkable plant for the area's blade with his blue-purple flowers. These soils are free acid, for this reason, the evergreen foliage double sailing generally.
The forest is richness in mushrooms and moths. Some strange and beautiful breeding birds are black and green woodpeckers, nuthatch and pied flycatcher.
The raptors are doing well: buzzard, sparrowhawk, kestrel, hobby, tawny owl, long-eared owl its annual breeding birds.
The beautiful Drongengoed farm whose history dates back to 1242, is located in the Drongengoedbos.

I used a tripod

Warmest regards,


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