Fauna and Flora of Denmark


The European Peacock Butterfly (Aglais io) has eyespots with work as an anti-predator mechanism.


The Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) can live up to 12 month which is one of the longest lifespan of any butterfly.

The Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla) is an introduced plant native to the Caucasus. The species is widespread in Denmark though.

The national bird of Denmark is the Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). This bird can reach 170 cm in lenght with a weight of around 15 kilos.

The Greylag Goose (Anser anser) breeds in Denmark every spring. This is actually the ancestor to the domestic goose, which were domesticated from around 1300 BC.

A cold winter day in Dyrehaven near Lyngby.