Most of Europe experienced heatwaves this summer. Finland had its coldest summer in fifty years. Luckily, the Finnish Archipelago is a delightful place in all weather and there is always sauna to warm you up. Well, okay - the delight is tenuous when sorting Daphnia for hours in the rain and wind (and sauna was only twice a week). But on the whole it was an awesome field season. Thanks to everyone at Tvärminne Zoological Station, the Ebert group, and the lovely Charlotte and Nina for making it such a success!
Some pictures of autumn in Uppsala. It was a bit cold, damp and grey a lot of the time, but occasional surprises brightened things up. There were lots of trees with nice autumn colours around too, but I don't think I will get many more photos of those this year...
(The unexpected nature of occasional surprises means that many of these are taken with the camera on my phone - sorry.)
A very limited selection of local birds, obtained by putting out some birdseed-on-a-string. Sampling method: sit at the kitchen table long enough to drink a cup of coffee. Here are the exciting results...