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Fungus between Vordenstein and Brasschaat Castle


Autumn October

The Peerdsbos was first mentioned in 1434 and was part of the much larger domain 'Bremdonk'.

The Peerdsbos is a complex of reasonably structured forests, with gradual transitions to more stream-accompanying forest types thanks to the presence of the Laarse Beek. This presence of these vegetations enriches the forest ecosystem, as well as the floristic value. The forest tree stock, as well as the numerous drifts, represents a significant dendrological value. In addition to its floristic and dendrological value, this extensive forest complex also houses a significant faunistic value, with the main mention of avifauna. Impressive driven, varied forest complexes and a lot of cultural historical heritage make this landscape aesthetically valuable. As a fairly large forest area just south of the centre of Brasschaat, this anchorage also represents an important green space.

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The history of the estate of the Brasschaat Castle dates back to three now disappeared settlements: 'the Purgatory Farm', 'the Hemelhoeve' and the 'Helhoeve'. The 'Purgatory Farm' on the corner of the Miksebaan and Door Verstraetelei, was transformed into a municipal school, later replaced by a new building. The 'Helhoeve', which was mentioned in 1602, is at the heart of the castle. After all, in the 18th century, the 'Helhoeve' was converted into a court of plaisance. In 1872, however, everything was demolished and replaced by a grand castle (later enlarged several times) to French model and surrounded by a park with forest plantings, floats, lawns and a pond. The park also included a draw, a gardeners house, two foresters houses and two monumental main entrances (at the level of the village and at the entrance to the Peerdsbos) with preserved concierge property. The Hemelhoeve with a U-shaped implantation dates back to 1926.

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Vordensteyn was born in the 14th century after the merging of two lofty courts, the Hof van der Katen and the Hof van de Werve, respectively, depending on the lords of Schoten and the glory of Villers. There was a stone house for the first time in 1552. The castle changed views several times over time and was eventually demolished in 1946. The surrounding park, outbuildings and several vases of the former parterres have been preserved. The forest area was designed in French Baroque style with straight driven and axles. Later a section was refurbished according to the English landscape style, with alternating open lawns, ponds and tree groups. The park also houses the orangery, built around 1800 in a neoclassical style. The orangery is classified as a protected heritage.

Fauna and flora

Most of the landscape dates back to 1850. In that period rare tree species were planted, not for economic reasons but purely for their beauty and peculiarity. A striking appearance is the black pine with a length of 35 metres and a circumference of 4.5 metres. During spring, the blooming azaleas and rhododendrons are a feast for the eyes and nose. In summer, it's time to come and admire the magnificent dahlia collection. And the growth and flowering border is also worth a visit. Beautiful birds of prey build their nests in the trees, and the woodpecker also feels in the middle of the old trees and rotting wood. At night bats shave across the ponds, looking for insects. Those who are out very early will have a chance to spot a roe or fox. 

Vordenstein is managed according to the principles of Harmonic Park and Green Management, taking into account the needs of people, nature and the environment. To make Vordenstein a true oasis of tranquility, sports and cycling are not allowed. Dogs are also not welcome, even on the leash.

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©Marc De Bishop

In my previous log' Can I captivate you with my swam? 'I already knew to take you in tow in discovering a world completely separate from fauna & flora. That's why I am now happy to welcome you in our walk between a stretch of nature that is just a stone's throw from the city of Antwerp. A walk between the domains, the Vordenstein park, the Peerdsbos, which also borders the castle forest and Brasschaat park. And I'm a firm believer that you're still not tired of my swinging.

A hike is ideal to reschedule your thoughts. If you're freaking about something or you're down. Then go hiking! It's a simple way to change your mind. I call walking a healthy antidepressant. The blood supply to the brain is stimulated during walking. It allows you to think clearly again, but also that you can clear your head.

Everyone will have come to such a point that it's all too much. Maybe that's why the need is to dive into nature as much as possible. Experimentally, I can prove that makes you calm down. The fact that you can just be busy with something very special, such as the beauty of a flower or enjoying the music to the fullest in the silence of a forest, the rays of the sun on your face. Get energy to unwind; resource, meditate, or even engage your mate for some special photos.
Negative incentives can undermine you, especially in the period we all have to go through. Am I stuck or just gloomy for nothing: outside there is - literally - space in my head.

The benefits of walking is that you move without having to push boundaries. Keep listening to your body and walk around on less good days, where it will be quite a longer walk on good days. Walking is not a heavy burden on the body, which makes it easy to sustain. It strikes me that by walking regularly, I keep it up for longer and longer. Walking also makes me get inspiration. This is how all kinds of ideas come to mind to make blogs different. As it is now in the making, and I will now move on to the best part of the walk that I enjoyed with my partner Sandra.

swammed in Vordenstein

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Real thunder fungus (Forms fomentarius)

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Real thunder fungus (Forms fomentarius)

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Yellow potato bovist (Scleroderma citrinum)

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Yellow vein deer fungus (Pluteus chrysophaeus)


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Yellow vein deer fungus (Pluteus chrysophaeus)

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Red-edged wood fungus (Fomitopsis pinicola)

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Vermilion wood fungus (Pycnoporus cinnabarinus)

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Plain Shiny Ink Agaric (Coprinellus micaceus)

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Common Deer Agaric (Pluteus cervinus)

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Common Deer Agaric (Pluteus cervinus)

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Common Sulphur Head (Hypholoma fasciculare)

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Large blood stem mycena (Mycena haematopus)

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Almost endless drifting in a quiet forest

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Papilmycena (Mycena vitilis)

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Papilmycena (Mycena vitilis)

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Fan crust fungus (Stereum subtomentosum)

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In my crazy fantasy, I suddenly get those crazy ideas.

What do you think of beautiful ears?













A view of the forest in change, systematically transitioning to a further stages in autumn.

If you are tired regularly, don't shy away from hikes. Research has shown that low-intensity exercise can increase your energy levels by 20 percent and reduce fatigue. One more reason why walking is healthy!

Fresh and fresh air purifies the lungs. Constantly sitting indoors and breathing the same air is not exactly healthy. Getting a fresh nose regularly works wonders with your body and your mind. Going outside gives you peace of mind and a reason to enjoy!

swamped in the Peerdsbos

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Beech Root Fungus (Xerula radicata)

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Beech Root Fungus (Xerula radicata)

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Steak mushroom (Fistulina hepatica)

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Yellow potato bovist (Scleroderma citrinum)

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Yellow potato bovist (Scleroderma citrinum)

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Glimmer Ink Agaric (Coprinellus micaceus)

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Glimmer Ink Agaric (Coprinellus micaceus)

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Cinnamon curtain fungus (Cortinarius cinnamoneus)

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Cinnamon curtain fungus (Cortinarius cinnamoneus)

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Cinnamon curtain fungus (Cortinarius cinnamoneus)

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Longsteel Fringe Hat (Psathyrella conopilus)

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Longsteel Fringe Hat (Psathyrella conopilus)

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Sulfur fungus (Laetiporus sulphureus)

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Sulfur fungus (Laetiporus sulphureus)

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Sulfur fungus (Laetiporus sulphureus)

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Splendor Flame Hat (Gymnopilus junonius)

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Splendor Flame Hat (Gymnopilus junonius)

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Giant Fungus (Meripilus giganteus)

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Sulfur bark agaric (Phlebiella vaga)

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Black knot fungus (Bulgaria inquinans)

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Sulfur bark agaric (Phlebiella vaga)

Brasschaat castle

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View of the boat house, which is now a very cozy tavern where it's nice to spend a happy or a drink, both of which can also be.

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Side view of the beautiful castle in Brasschaat

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Stunning reflection in the castle park pond and forest.

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Don't you feel like they're watching us? 

That's what I ask my partner with moments, and this is such a moment. A standing giant of a giant red beech whispered to me. Psst. Psst.

I looked around, and he beckoned me, I went closer, and it was around his feet and tribe that I found fungi and mushrooms that I never saw before.

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A giant that is full of sadness on his back after being felled by a lightning strike.

When arriving at the car park, not far from the Milking where we left our car safe, I noticed an owner with a young Rhodesian ridgeback   who seemed to be starving because he ate one jerk after another. I then tell her what could be the consequences of the wrong behavior the dog was doing. So it was in response to this disappointing statement that I also wrote an informative message about it.

When I return a few pages to my head, I notice how many beautiful stories I already have and what fun new experiences have already been the path of life. The happiness is in small things, you have to want to see them alone.




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