2016-09-24

Forest day

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Forest day
© NF Photo 160921

They celebrated the day of the forest this Wednesday. They have been logging my nearby little forest the last week in a rather old fashioned way. They used horses and no electric machinery. Now they took the opportunity to teach children and grownups how the forest can be logged in a "natural" way, Not entirely spoiling the area. 

It is good not to use heavy tractors, but they still spoil a natural little city forest.  There used to be a lot of birds and Roe deer here as well as hare.The man in the last image told me they will change the area to be a "park like" area. Still saving some old trees. Well, we will see when they are done. And what happen to wildlife as it was.

I think every school in town was here in the morning.

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2016-09-22

Broken fence

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Broken fence at Kvismaren
© NF Photo 160916

This is a Nature Reserve I visit a couple of times every year. It is located about 60 km from where I live. This time I wanted to see what happened to the fence after I was gone. When I last visited this place I found the fence broken with the cows entering the path. Curious cows always investigate what´s going on so they all came to this corner. Not good with a road close to it. 

In the background you can see one of the birding platforms and the water in front of it is just hinted in the last image.  

Well, this was an interesting event as I had to force the cows back into the enclosure and I tried to close it as best I could. Then I went quickly to my car and tried to find some people who could fix this. I found a woman who knew the owners of the cows and promised to tell them to go down there. Then I left for home. AND on the way I realized I did not take any images whatsoever. I was too busy with fixing the fence and the cows I forgot to take any shots. 

I guess that is a healthy sign? My first priority is to help.

This day I found the fence was not fixed but the cows was moved to the other side of the path, Closer to the water.  

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2016-09-16

Eriksberg Castle reflection

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Eriksberg Castle
© NF Photo 160915

This is one of the castles rather close to where I live. About 20 km. The lake reflected the castle has rather low waterlevel right now. That is the reason why the reflection in the second image is so clear. Normally the water flows from the lake above to the river below. Now the floodgate next to the building is closed. 


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2016-09-15

Rural fences

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© NF Photo 160915

This is a place named Prästtorp wich means Preast croft. So, in the old days the preast probably lived here. This is now at the border of our colf course. 


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2016-09-10

Young bulls

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© NF Photo 160831


White cows © NF Photo 160906

Young bulls of the old red species and the last white cows of the newer white species.
In Sweden we cows are often used to "keep the land open" but three young bulls have no chance to keep the pasture open. This area looks open enough, but they avoid the bad ones. 

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