The beetle in the pond between the Forum and Orion was restored to its correct position last week. Strong winds had blown the insect off course back in March. Ronald Vermeer (right) and Willem Rutten were given a short course in ‘beetle care’ and will take care of the artwork’s maintenance from now on. The artwork now has two guardian angels, too. ‘Guardians of the beetle,’ the beetle’s instigator Maarten Scheffer calls them.
Photo Marten Scheffer