Exploring Nature at Stockholm's Doorstep
August 4-6 I explored Tyrestra National Park and Natural Area, a 5,000 hectares National Park and natural area 20KM south of the City. Tyrestra includes a network of trails through forests of pine, birth, spruce, and some juniper as well as some stunning. And the coolest thing is that you can get their in 30 minutes via public transit from downtown Stockholm!
Here are some photo highlights:
On Trail to Stensjon (Sten lake).
Stensjon (Sten lake) Scenes:
My camp at Stensjon
Black Throated Loon
Islands at Stenjon
Langsjon was so beautiful I had to dance some tango with myself!
Dusk at Arsjon
Dawn at ARsjon
Also seen at Tyresta: Yellow Hammer, Green Finch, Mistle Thrush, and Great Spotted Woodpecker.
On the way back to Stockholm I noticed these little metal pins on all the ceiling beams and lighting fixtures in the train station. Apparently this is they way they keep birds from nesting in what would otherwise be prime urban habitat.