Flowering season 20242024-02-07T15:09:41+01:00

Flowering season 2024

Permission for commercial or professional photo shoots, with or without models, or film recordings must be requested via the box office. In the Hallerbos you must always stay on the paths, also when taking pictures and filming. The soil and vegetation are fragile and very sensitive to trampling.
The use of drones is not allowed in the forest.

3101, 2024

January 31st, 2024|Categories: Flowering season 2024|Comments Off on January 31th

The forest continues to grow. Trees are planted at a second large planting site at the edge of the forest. Two large construction cranes have been rising above the horizon of the forest for several months. The Vlasmarktdreef bridge over the RO was demolished there last year and will be replaced by an ecoduct. The work is going smoothly but will only be completed well after the flowering time of the bluebells. The first white flowers on the blackthorn appear in the forest edges. And the heart-shaped leaves of lesser celandine can already be seen at the edges of the paths.

2401, 2024

January 24th, 2024|Categories: Flowering season 2024|Comments Off on January 14th

It is now planting time in the forest. The ‘Prima La Musica forest’, which the planting along Lorkendreef started last year, is being completed. In the meantime, the beautiful female flowers of the hazel, with their red stigmas, can also be seen. That’s really a sign that spring is coming. The first leaves of the bluebells pierce through the dead beech leaves. The snowdrops also have narrow leaves with a hard top and can pierce through the frozen soil and leaves. Fortunately, they can withstand a layer of snow and the frost that will certainly strike again. They can withstand temperatures down to -30°C, thanks to homemade ‘antifreeze’ in their leaves. Starch from the bulb is converted into sugars that act as ‘antifreeze’ in the leaves. As they flower so early, snowdrops do not rely on pollinators to reproduce. Instead, they spread via bulb division. That is why they are often found so close together. However, they may still be visited by bumblebees and other insects on a particularly warm day.

1801, 2024

January 18th, 2024|Categories: Flowering season 2024|Comments Off on January 18th

Wow! A thick carpet of snow in the forest. That was more than 10 years ago. Wonderful to take a walk in the woods. The male catkins of the hazel tree will have to wait a little longer to bloom.