01 September 2014

More mushrooms

Mushrooms along Sorlampi nature trail
in Espoo, 5.7.2014.

I'm pretty sure this is a Lactarius rufus or
rufous milkcap or red hot milk cap.
Kangasrousku in Finnish and pepparriska in Swedish.

Wikipedia notes that it is not generally
recommended for consumption, but that it is
eaten in Scandinavia after canning.
In Swedish Wikipedia says that it is
supposedly eaten in Finland after canning.
In Finnish Wikipedia says that it is canned
and often used for mushroom salads.
A guide I have goes as far as to say that
it's an excellent edible mushroom.
Funny, isn't it?

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30 August 2014

Swans on the bay

Mute swans, Töölönlahti, Helsinki 26.6.2014.

I often walk along Töölönlahti on my lunch breaks.
The bay is a beautiful green spot in the center of Helsinki.
In June there were two families of mute swans here.
This family had seven little cygnets.
The parents kept a close eye on everything.
In the last photo a grebe gets chased away.
I haven't seen this family in August.
Maybe the bay got too small for both families.

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28 August 2014

Kaiser's Crown

Fritillaria imperialis or 
Crown imperial or Kaiser's crown
In Margareteberg park 4.5.2014.

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Winged: tiny fly

A tiny fly on a buttercup.
Laajalahti, Espoo, 7.6.2014.

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