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Wader webcam ended transmission

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 05.09.2017 - 11:56

Summary, webscraps and video Tiit Hunt, www.rmk.ee

Translation Liis

 

Estonian text published 01.09.2017

Waders in pouring rain

On Thursday [August 31] we finished transmission from the wader camera at Haversi beach in Noarootsi for this season. The migration of woodcocks still lasts until October. For the organisers it was a new experience that helps further development of camera positions and the transmissions.

Video: LINK

Butterfly migrant

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 04.09.2017 - 12:31

Text and photos Tiit Hunt, www.rmk.ee
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Estonian text published 01.09.2017

That birds migrate even people very little aware of nature know. But that butterflies also may catch an irresistible wandering urge is certainly news for many of us. The more so since it is not a very common phenomenon in the insect world either.

Twisty tree on small island

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 02.09.2017 - 10:58

Text and photos Tiit Hunt, www.rmk.ee
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Estonian text published 30.08.2017

The Ruhnu Kuningapuu (King’s Tree) known as the Holma White Elm is believed to be somewhat more than 300 years old

 

White elm; Fluttering elm     Künnapuu     Ulmus laevis

 

According to legend more than three quarters of the 300 inhabitants of Ruhnu island died in the great plague of 1710. After the devastating plague two white elms were planted at the gate of the cemetery. One of them grows there even today.