VIDEO: Looking at the doings of one of Europe's most numerous mammals

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 29.11.2018 - 21:18

Video Karl

Photo Arne Ader

English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 23.11.2018 




Bank vole       Harilik leethiir or leethiir       Myodes glareolus


The bank voles are most intensely busy when dusk arrives, but in the current weather, with little natural daylight and generally grey, in daytime too.

Video: Installing a trail camera and why raccoon dogs chewed off the leads of the children’s camera

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 27.11.2018 - 22:31

The children of the Kiviõli school 2nd form made an interesting forest trip to set up a trail camera in a clump of trees near the school together with their parents and teacher Jaanika Merirand. For the children the trail camera was a novelty. What do the children hope to see in it? Ken Romet would like to see a hare, Isabella an elk, Kaspar - roe deer, bear, lynx, marten, badger. Badgers, raccoon dogs and roe deer are definitely present in the forest and the trail camera is already transmitting their activities.

VIDEO: Jackals in winter fur

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 26.11.2018 - 10:15

Video recorded by Urmas
English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 21.11.2018



Jackal, Golden jackal      Šaakal or harilik šaakal      Canis aureus

If the jackals still appeared to be rather skinny in early November then in this video from November 20  they look well fed and quite round  in their fresh winter furs.

Despite the temptation the cautious creatures keep away from the bait: the genetic memory of the species holds memories of how they were destroyed by poisons added to the bait in their established habitats.

Celebrating the LK forum 10 year anniversary. Congratulations!

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 24.11.2018 - 23:45

Ten years is actually a very long time these days. November 24th counts as the Looduskalender forum’s birthday.

Our very best wishes and thanks to all members of the congenial international community who follow the events in Estonian nature and even have visited Estonia.



10 years of Looduskalender forum – How it all started ten years ago - LINK

Recollections from the beginnings of the Looduskalender Forum 10 years ago  - LINK

From which countries do the actively participating LK forum members come?  The data are from last summer and are marked in colour on the map

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