July 29, 2012
Jaana: The Eurasian Red Squirrel is a very common sight overhere. The other squirrel species we have in Finland is the endangered Siberian Flying Squirrel.
Kia: The Eastern Grey Squirrel was introduced to the UK from the USA in the late 19th century to satisfy the Victorian penchant for novelty. They are notorious for displacing the native Red Squirrels in European woodlands.
July 27, 2012
Jaana: The national tree of Finland is the Birch, the Silver Birch, to be precise.
Kia: Oak, taken in Linlithgow (birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots), whose coat of arms shows a black greyhound chained to an oak tree.
July 25, 2012
Jaana: There are numerous bugs and insects that like to feed on the flowers of this Spirea shrub. This fuzzy butt belongs to a Bee Beetle.
Kia: We have plenty of Common Red Soldier Beetles around right now, also because it's their mating season and they seem to prefer Queen Anne's Lace and Thistle for a romantic encounter.
July 22, 2012
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July 18, 2012
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