The work “De Vlinderstichting” does is important to Marjolein. “The work of the Foundation is close to my heart because I myself am so fond of all the small, seemingly insignificant things in nature. Butterflies, moths, caterpillars, dragonflies and damselflies – such a richness around us! The sight of a Small heath flying up from the grass nearby can provide me a great deal of happiness, or spotting the first Small Tortoiseshell butterfly or Brimstone of the year, and what about unexpectedly watching a Swallowtail land in your garden! After a while you start paying attention to the biotopes, host plants, and caterpillars and slowly but surely “enjoying nature” gets a new dimension.
The presence of certain species, and the disappearance of others, is a health thermometer of the land itself. Dissemination of this knowledge heightens the interest level. A hobby that, the more you read and discover, becomes more and more interesting. That is why I am grateful for the work “De Vlinderstichting” does.