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2017 most beautiful stamp in the world

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 18.12.2017 - 12:28


Issued by  Eesti Post


Estonian text posted 16.12.2017

WOPA, the World Online Philatelic Agency, elected the lynx stamp designed by Indrek Ilves as the most beautiful stamp in the world in 2017. Congratulations!


Animal of the Year – 2018

Information to readers - the lynx is the coat of arms animal of the Tallinn Zoo and carries the title of the next Animal of the Year.

Aasta loom – 2018


VIDEO: Before the capercaillie year arrives - about grouse in winter

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 18.12.2017 - 12:22

Video Ahto Täpsi

Photo Arne Ader

Translation Liis

Estonian text posted 15.12.2017 

Grouse cock nibbling at birch buds

Grouse; Black grouse     Teder       Tetrao tetrix

If you notice large splendid birds in winter on birches at forest verges then you have met grouses. If however  similar but a little larger birds are busy in pine stands then instead capercaillies.

Half an hour at the deer site

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 16.12.2017 - 10:36

Video and presentation Tiit
Translation Liis

Estonian text posted 14.12.1217


You will see no deer at the feeding site at noon but recently two-legged creatures made a guest appearance.

When the deer site was ”clean” of deer we decided together with RMK hunting specialist Uno Vait to go on camera ourselves and talk about the animals.

We talked about how the deer once came to Saaremaa and where they can be seen today, how their hooves work and how it is with their antlers.

In addition to the deer talk all kinds of other creatures that have been encountered on the deer ground and what  feats they have performed there. also came up.

But have a look at the video yourself!

Living in pre-winter

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 16.12.2017 - 10:27

Photo Arne Ader

Estonian Weather Services: snow chart

Estonian text posted 13.12.2017 

Pärast lumesadu

After a snowfall


Pre-winter is a period with  changeable weather when the snow cover is temporary, short periods of frost alternate with thaw and a white carpet appears repeatedly.

Already tomorrow the view of Estonia may change because the weather services foretell storm winds to the evening and varying precipitation including icy rain.

Daylight is scarce, just over 6 hours and until the beginning of astronomical winter there are  not even ten days, or to December 21 at 16.28 .


Thickness of snow cover on 12.12.2017 at 08 EET