White-rumped vultures were once a familiar sight in the cities of southern Asia, with a population numbering millions, but its numbers plummeted fast in the 1990s. It was discovered that an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat injured cattle was to blame. When the cattle died, the vultures would ingest the drug and suffer a slow, painful death
The only residents of the island today are birds, including brown pelicans, herons, and terns. a 1995 survey would count over 600 nesting pairs of heron in Holland’s trees. However in September of 2003 Hurricane Isabel would hit Holland Island destroying 60% of the remaining trees and decimating the avian population.
Originally settled in the 1600’s, Holland Island was named for the first owner of the property, colonist Daniel Holland. For nearly two hundred years life would be largely uneventful for the small island, with little more than a small colony settlement occupying her shores. In the 1850's a fishing and farming boom in the Chesapeake area brought many to the island. By 1910 the island would house nearly 360 residents, making Holland the most populated island in Chesapeake Bay.
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Dordrecht is located in the south west of the Netherlands in the South Holland province and has a population of approximately 118,000. The main centre of the city is actually on an island, but the greater municipal area covers towns on the Oude Maas river and other waterways. Granted city right i
https://flic.kr/p/BbyzhF | Hobby gardens, Noordendijk, Dordrecht | In earlier times, when the city population was financially not as good as now. Some lucky people had a piece of land. Available by the municipality and placed in an association. On this piece of land they could then grow some vegetables. These pieces of land still exist. But now as allotment. People use it as a hobby garden and sometimes as little cottage for the weekend.
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Bourtange is a village in the Vlagtwedde area of Holland, with a population of 430. Its star fort was built in 1593 during the Eighty Years’ War when William I of Orange wanted to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen. Bourtange was restored to its mid-18th century state in 1960, and is currently used as an open-air museum.
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photo courtesy Jay Fleming Photography Government officials take the situation seriously but many factors conspire against them saving Holland Island. Most recently, the economic crisis of 2008 put any plans on a several-year hiatus. Compounding the issue is the majority of the land around Chesapeake Bay is privately-owned – including Holland Island – and thus unlikely to receive public funds for projects.
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Spunky seniors invite you to lunch in delightful Meals on Wheels campaign By Katie Dupere2016-07-16 12:03:00 UTC Lola Silvestri is 94 years old and absolutely electric. Her house is unapologetically covered in bold pink damask-print wallpaper and tiny amusing trinkets. Shes bubbly and fiercely independent and shes ready to eat. Lola is inviting you to lunch. And its an honor. Lola is one of seven seniors featured in a new campaign from Meals on Wheels a nationwide network of…