The beetles of Voorne

40 years later


2020 – 2023

Funded by

Van der Hucht de Beukelaar Fonds Volkskracht Ars Donandi

In collaboration with

Het Zuid Hollands Landschap Natuurmonumenten KNNV IVN

Resulting in

Scientific and popular publications

In the early 1980s, biology teacher Daan Vestergaard regularly took his pupils to the dunes of Voorne for extracurricular nature studies. One of them, Menno Schilthuizen, took it upon himself to do a full inventory of the beetles. Now, in collaboration with local community nature clubs, he returns for a re-inventory: how have 40 years of environmental change affected this group of insects?