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Month-long Nature Days festival begins in Brussels

A fox in its natural habitat (Pixio free licence)
06:04 06/05/2022

A cat in the snow, a bird of prey hovering above a meadow, a fox hiding in the grass… all these photos and more can be found around Ixelles ponds as part of an exhibition that marks the start of Brussels Nature Days, Bruzz reports. Throughout the month there are film screenings, exhibitions and guided tours for nature lovers and the curious at various places around the city.

The nature festival Brussels Nature Days is now in its 5th year. The panels displaying nature photos were put up around the ponds this week, marking the start of the 2022 edition. The photos in Ixelles are taken from a selection of more than 5,000 entries submitted to the festival covering different themes, such as flora, people and nature, mammals, birds and landscapes.

The highlight of the Brussels Nature Days is in the week from Saturday 21 May to Sunday 29 May when the Flagey Radio and Concert Hall will open its doors to the festival. In collaboration with the International Festival Namur Nature, the cultural centre will present a programme featuring a series of nature films and an exhibition by the nature photographer Peter Freisen.

There are also several guided tours on the festival programme. Guides from nature associations will be available to show you the remarkable trees and the different ecosystems of the Sonian Forest. In the Parc du Scheutbos in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean you can learn everything about the senses of plants and animals.

Finally, there are also 23 nature films available online on different themes. A special day tailored to children will also take place on Wednesday 25 May at the Place Sainte-Croix in Ixelles. The day ends with the presentation of the prizes for the coolest dog.

Written by Nick Amies