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I dedicate this photo special to my wife, for our 52 year wedding Saturday, October 26, the place where we a lot hours have strolled.


For centuries the Drongengoedbos an inhospitable moorland until it was mined. In the 13th century The forest gets its name from the Fathers of Drongen from Ghent, the beautiful Drongengoedhoeve had as a base. Today you will find a visitor center where you will learn everything about the area and how the landscape has changed over the years.

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Fauna and flora
The Drongengoedbos is located in Meetjesland, in the territory of Drongengoedbos Maldegem. Mixed forest sets the tone, but you see regularly heather plants. They do remember the time that this forest a desolate moorland was: the Maldegemveld. Plants as heather, heath, carnivorous and lousewort are living proof of this rich past heath.
Another remarkable plant for the Drongengoedbos's blade with his beautiful blue-purple colored flowers. The bottom of the Drongengoedbos free acid which is the double green foliage fern thrives here.
Raptors feel for the best in this the Drongengoedbos. When one looks closely, recognizes the buzzard, kestrel, sparrow hawk, tawny owl, long-eared owl.
Other notable breeding birds are the black and green woodpecker, nuthatch and pied flycatcher.
Part of the area is military domain and private forest

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