'Thank goodness people who don't like nature still exist, otherwise all the activity would drive you mad.' This is what we'll be reading on 15 October 2012.
The nature tear-off calendar pairs up the seasons with delightful puzzles and facts and figures. 11 January tells us how plants use sugars as antifreeze and 13 October features a recipe of risotto with porcini mushrooms. 5 May shows grenade traces in trees on the Grebbeberg, while the start of the European Football Championships in June introduces an orange (!) mole.
The calendar is truly a Wageningen production. With facts and figures provided by Arnold van Vliet of natuurkalender.nl, drawings by Resource illustrator Henk van Ruitenbeek, and texts by Wageningen writers. Everything is printed on unbleached paper. The lack of contrast in the drawings makes the pages a tad dull, though. All the more reason to tear them off quickly.