A new day, day seven, has dawned in the Sterrebos. There are two more forest protectors in the trees: Ed and Maarten. Unfortunately, one of the activists, Lou, who was in the old oak forest, was grabbed in the collar by a guard last night when she had to go to the ground for a moment to pee. The guard had been hiding and grabbed her at a vulnerable moment.
Ed in the old oak forest and Maarten in the poplar forest are holding their ground. Both occupants are busy strengthening and expanding their homes.
We have very few of these old forests left in the Netherlands. The Sterrebos of more than 7 hectares is wild and overgrown and the habitat of numerous breeding birds such as the cuckoo, the nightingale and the golden oriole, endangered bats, badgers, deer, wild boar and the viviparous lizard. It is not for nothing that it has the so-called golden-green status, which designates nature of the highest value in the Netherlands. This is worth fighting for!