A growing interest
I'm Maarten van Hardenbroek, born and bred in the Netherlands. Since my country is famous for it’s dealing with water, it may not be too surprising that I’ve always been interested in water and the things that live in it. I grew up on the countryside where I’ve spend hour on hour at the waterside, fishing for whatever small critters I could find.
So, you can say I’ve always been interested in small animals that live in the water. For a number of years now, I spend part of my summer as a volunteer guide at Schiermonnikoog National Park. To my mind this is the most beautiful Dutch island in the Wadden sea. There are many great ponds over there where you can find the most amazing water insects and other things!