2021-04-17

Critters this week

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Butterflies are awakening now. 
Peacock butterfly, The comma and the Mourning cloak.


Fallow deer!
This guy lost one of his antlers. The wound is visible on the inserted shot. First time I´ve seen this and got a shot. Now I will follow them more closely for a while. There are at least ten males and they will loose their antlers all of them. After that I will not recognize them as their antlers are like fingerprints. Unique to each one. In August I will be able to see new antlers grow out. Will be fun. 
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I finally got a welcomming shot of the Grey wagtail. This is probably a female. The couple have been here for a while. I hope they will stay to nest and raise young!

White wagtail


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2021-04-16

Umbrella reflection

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Umbrella reflection 

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Wet everywhere this day!

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2021-04-14

Hi there

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Hi there! 

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2021-04-11

This weeks nature mosaic

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Top row, my lipstick flower and a wild flower, not sure wich. 
Bottom row: The butterfly is an Orange underwing and the bird a White wagtail.
Both first sightings this year.


The forest ants got in touble when the forest was cut down due to being infected by 
European spruce bark beetle. The forest workers obviously tried to save the ant hill. But it is nevertheless quite damaged. I have followed these ants for many years. I hope they survive, they are important to the forest. 
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2021-04-10

My forest is ruined

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A sad day! I went to the forest I used to hike to see how much they had cut down as I knew they would! And it was A LOT. An estimation says it was about half of the forest was cut down. The forest was/is infected with European spruce bark beetle and needed to be cut, but that much????  

Anyway I could see they saved what they could. Like this anthill. I have seen it for at least 12 years, since I moved to town. It is forest ants and they only live in a healthy forest. It is clear the cutters tried to save them. They cut the tree above the anthill but it is still damaged even if not destroyed. Time will tell if it survives. 

This is a nearby birch they cut. The poor ants seemed to try to go to the top of the tree but there was no top. Or maybe they wanted to harvest the sap?

I met these hikers in a part not that much destroyed. YET!

I met them again a while later. They were not thrilled I can tell. 


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