Badgers in September … mice in October

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 20.10.2018 - 11:17

Text and illlustrations provided by Tiit Hunt, www.rmk.ee
English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 13.10.2018

 

Yes, the nature cameras work, when they work, still on line and among the wildlife – storms, mice, cows,water,ants and all the other wild life.

On the Sassi peninsula the video images from the migrant camera were splashed by cattle, and the badger camera images from Nasva in Saaremaa were devoured by mice – tooth marks here and there causing  short circuits on the hundred meters long cable.

Once in the Tehumardi area hundreds of ants at the badger den discovered that a good place for their nest was directly in the camera between all kinds of small widgets; it became too much when they started to run unceasingly across the sensor.

Poruni – probably the most ancient forest hiking trail

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 16.10.2018 - 17:02

Text and visuals Kaido Einamawww.reisijutud.com

English translation Liis

 

Estonian text posted 11.10.2018

 

There are hiking paths that seem quite ordinary but soon will no longer be so – one of those is the nature trail in the Poruni ancient forest. When the Reisijutud.com people were there 15 years ago local people told about bears that in the night visited hikers sleeping in their tents in the middle of nowhere and put their noses inside the tent to find out where the delicious smell of food came from. And a local mushroom picker suggested cunningly to pick those ”rubber mushroom”: “I don’t want them, but leave the ceps for me”. He called the chanterelles ”rubber mushrooms”.

The migration paths of Estonian cranes

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 13.10.2018 - 13:34

Text  Ivar Ojaste

Images  Aivar Leito

English translation Liis

 

Estonian text posted 08.10. 2018

Cranes  “Soits 1“and  “Soits 2“ left their home in  Elistvere on September 18th, and at the moment are staying in the Hortobagy National Park in East Hungary

Dear Friends,

During their autumn migration the 9 cranes, ringed and wearing satellite transmitters on the initiative of Aivar Leito who recently left us, have reached Germany, Poland and Hungary.

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