Category Archives: Tvärminne

Of daphnids and men

Faltermatt and me used to have a blog at blog.botany.ch where we reported about our summer life at Tvärminne Zoological Station, Finland. Because I don’t want to host that blog anymore but want to keep its entries accessible – for … Continue reading

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Surplus weight and Finnish construction work

Hmm, maybe it’s true what some people – pretending to be joking – are telling about me and I should loose some kilograms. Today, we sat on the patio and had breakfast when Jan (a co-dweller in Tvärminne) heard a … Continue reading

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Maiden voyage

For some reason I forgot to post this picture showing Annette on her maiden voyage. Maybe I unconsciously feared revenge. In the morning of 17 April 2007, she drove alone to Furuskär – without any guidance from Dieter’s or my … Continue reading

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Howard, a moose!

The hares haven’t shown up yet, so Howard didn’t really miss anything. However, there’s another cuddly animal around that would please Howard, namely a young, male moose that’s strawling around on the station’s grounds (click on the image to get … Continue reading

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Stranded “goods”

There are lots of stranded “goods” on the skerry islands. Unfortunately they don’t always contribute to the beauty of the landscape, which is why we began to clean up a little bit. This fridge has been out of duty for … Continue reading

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Uh-ah

I just realised that we had stopped bloggin in May. To revitalise our diary, I’m going to post some pictures that we intended to upload months. Here’s the first. It’s not a clochard but our commander-in-chief in spring on a … Continue reading

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Elemental forces

The island on the upper picture is not covered in fog, it’s actually smoke. The smoke originates from large forest fires in Russia and Estonia and is carried over hundreds of kilometres into Finnish territory. The situation hadn’t been as … Continue reading

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FinnTurf makes us happier than ever

As you might know, FinnTurf makes us happy. But now it makes us even happier than ever before. We love FinnTurf. We’ve already paved one island with it. Soon there will be one, two, three more. And then we’re going … Continue reading

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Haubentaucher

The “Haubentaucher” (Podiceps cristatus, engl. Great Crested Grebe, picture from Wikipedia) is a very sympathetic bird, although its mating behaviour might be irritating. I know what I’m speaking of, there used to be one of these birds in front of … Continue reading

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All the rage!

The new Tvärminne T-Shirt collection is here! Have a look at these exclusive 100% cotton heavyweight pieces of art. Make sure not to buy cheap knock-offs and look for the authentic Tvärminnen eläintieteellinen asema logo including the stylised Saduria. The … Continue reading

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