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Stair-step moss – Moss of the Year 2018

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 25.01.2018 - 23:48

Information from Samblasõbradwww.sisu.ut.ee/samblasober

Photos Arne Ader
Translation Liis

 

Estonian text posted 18.01.2018

 Harilik laanik

Stair-step moss

 

Stair-step moss; Glittering Wood-moss       Harilik laanik       Hylocomium splendens

 

The stair-step moss was elected as Moss of the Year 2018.

 

The stairstep moss is quite common in Estonia; it occurs in dry pine forests as well as in swampy spruce stands, on tussocks in bogs as well as in pebbly alvars.

The moss of the year is easy to recognize by its fronds forming layers or “steps”.

VIDEOS: Life on the shore of the freezing Matsalu bay

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 25.01.2018 - 23:41

Videos recorded by  Fleur, LK forum
Translation Liis


Estonian text posted 15.01.2018

 

 

Goshawk         Kanakull       Accipter gentilis

 

 

The shallow MatsaluBay with a water salinity near zero is freezing,  only a few openings are visible because the surface water already is at a couple of degrees minus. We will see how the view has changed tomorrow; strong winds from south are forecast. The mute swans moved away from the forming ice, out of the Matsalu bay.

VIDEO: What are the lynxes planning?

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 20.01.2018 - 22:16

Video recorded by  Aita, LK forum
Translation Liis

 

Estonian text posted 09.01.2018

 

 

Lynx         Ilves ehk harilik ilves        Lynx lynx

 

Although in an enclosure  the lynxes rather prefer  to keep themselves to themselves. The only time when they look for being close to each other  is the heat period but we will have time to write about that later..

On the stormy Saturday night  the hoarse calls of the lynxes were heard and an active movement seen. On Sunday all three inhabitants in the enclosure were in camera view at the same time.