This week we picked up a visitor at Skavsta Airport which was a nice excuse to go to Stendörren Nature Reserve at the southern end of the Stockholm Archipelago. We arrived just after sunrise on a cold, calm and sunny winter day. A trail starts right next to the parking lot that will take you … Continue reading Stendörren Nature Reserve in winter
Respecting the local COVID restrictions we have turned to hiking in the forest every weekend for exercise, fresh air and — weather permitting — a bit of sunshine. As the days get shorter and as both my wife and I work from home, we need to get out.
Living in Stockholm is dangerous, at least you can easily get that impression. No, today I’m not going to talk about Covid-19, today I’m going to talk about another danger. It lurks in the wilderness and jumps on you when you walk by and sucks your blood. It's less than 5 mm long. It's a ...
This morning I caught a rat. We haven’t seen them for a long time, but yesterday I saw one in our winter garden* and set a trap. Rats was one of the surprises that came with moving to Stockholm. I guess it comes with many people living “close to nature”, with lakes and forests and … Continue reading Caught a rat