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Tyresta National Park

Exploring Nature at Stockholm's Doorstep

sunny

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:

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On Trail to Stensjon (Sten lake).

Stensjon (Sten lake) Scenes:

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My camp at Stensjon

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Black Throated Loon

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Islands at Stenjon

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Langsjon was so beautiful I had to dance some tango with myself!

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Langsjon flowers.

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Dusk at Arsjon

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Dawn at ARsjon

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Whooping Swan

Also seen at Tyresta: Yellow Hammer, Green Finch, Mistle Thrush, and Great Spotted Woodpecker.

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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.

Posted by jim.labbe 13:44 Archived in Sweden Tagged backpacking

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Sometimes Tango finds you and the body must obey. Love it. Not being a birder, thanks for the great pictures with instructional titles!

by Kathy G

Keep bringing me there, Labs! Awesome pics. Love you having fun with the camera... dancing with yourself. Classic!

by Jordan

wow! jim that is a beautiful park. and your tango form is lovely as a subject with the park backdrop. what a treat that it is so close to the city. oslo and copenhagen have similar out of town trips, though nothing as rustic in cph. will you be going to norway?

by susie

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