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About moths – Hatching of November moths started last week in Tallinn

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 03.10.2016 - 11:18

Text and photos  Aare Lindtwww.loodusmuuseum.ee
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Male November moth

 

November moth    Tume-hallavaksik        Epirrita dilutata

 

There are three Epirria species in Estonia and they have very similar wing patterns and colouring.

The November moth, Epirria dilutata, occurs in all Estonia but is more common in the west. Occasionally it is even present in great numbers. They are most often seen in oak stands and wooded meadows from mid-September to mid-October.

Fascinating mushroom rings

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 03.10.2016 - 11:10

Photos Kristel Vilbaste
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Giant funnel mushroom in Kütiorg

 

Giant funnel; Giant Leucopax    Hiid-lehtervahelik    Leucopaxillus giganteus

 

A ”giant ” with a diameter of almost half a metre.

In Estonia they are found almost every year but are not numerous anywhere.

The pale whitish cap is slightly funnel-shaped, edges wavy and spores the colour of the cap. The height of the stem depends of course on the size of the mushroom as does the diameter but may reach up to 10 centimetres.

Badger annoys

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 01.10.2016 - 11:30
Sisu
mäger tuhib inimese elupaikades
Posted by the Animal of the Year team, 29.09.2016

One morning in the home yard …
Photo: Aado Kivi
 
mägraaugud koduhoovis
...badger holes had become part of the courtyard lawn design. The next night the owner put in floodlights to light up the yard and that frightened the miscreants off

Photo: Aado Kivi

Week in the woods. Autumn equinox.

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 01.10.2016 - 11:16
Sisu

Posted by the Animal of the Year team, 25.09.2016

September 22nd was the autumn equinox. Now night is longer than the day until spring. Evening dusk is already so cool that the breath of the boar herd that came to the sett steamed. It is good to see how the piglets from spring have filled out and that overall the herds in the woods here are large and healthy. A few tens of kilometres away the picture is different. The pest is doing its work and herds dwindle.