As we were born in the countryside, and spent our youth there, we both find joy in nature! We like bird watching and the study of Botany, which give us many moments of pleasure at home and on travels.

The artist's water colours, paper and pens together with magnifying-glass, binoculars, small ones as well as a tube, will always alert a curious attendant at the Customs. The tripod for the big and heavy tube and the artist's palette knife are nowadays travelling in the luggage department of the airplane.

Our children were always together with us on expeditions into woodlands, the Scandinavian high mountains, mushroom forests, isles in the Stockholm archipelago etc, and now when they are grown up they get a lot of pleasure from what they learned as kids.

The links lead to many interesting places in the virtual nature, and after visiting them you can go out in the real nature using your newly gained knowledge! Click on the pictures!




Path in the forest


About APOD –a new picture of the sky everyday. Fabulous pictures!
Revontulet – Aurora Borealis – Jouni Jussila – Aurora borealis. Beautiful photo!

Webcam from Jokkmokk in nothern Sweden, at the polar circle – chance to see auroras! LIVE! and midnight sun during summer :-)
Northern Light Aurora Live at Nature of Jokkmokk "PORJUS"
take a look in the photo albums and travelogues, too!

Day and night world map – with information about where the sun and the moon are just now, and much more.


Bird links in Sweden

The Internet Bird Collection

A sparrow in Spain is a called a what? - bird's names in many languages
The Owl Pages - All About Owls - photos, calls, books, art, mythology and more.
Snowy Owls - Nyctea scandiaca - Hedwig, Harry Potter's owl!



Aurora borealis

Wood sandpiper
Wood sandpiper, Hemavan


Internet Directory for Botany - Alphabetical List
The Swedish Museum of Natural History

Sollentuna's Flora. Pär, together with many others have investigated the flora in Sollentuna. The area was divided into 269 squares 500x500 m, and each square was then searched and all species found noted. Many years later everything was saved in a database, and Pär developed a web site where you can see where each species was found (great fun, developed with PHP and MySQL). It is only available in Swedish, but if you know the latin names you can search for a particular plant and see a map of where it was found.

Betonica officinalis, Sollentuna



Mattias Klum
KLUM PHOTOGRAPHY – you may have seen his photos in the National Geographic Society Magazine

Society of Nature Photographers in Sweden - Naturfotograferna, Sweden – a very beautiful and informative web page, in pictures, about the Nature in Sweden (Swedish oinly)

Breeds of Livestock from many countries
OSU's Breeds of Livestock by World Region

Breeds of Livestock – this is our Nordic cow, a friendly and sweet little cow.

Species Gateway
Species Gateway/Artportalen – report systems for birds, flowers, butterflies and moths.

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation
WWF – The Conservation Organization – The international site

For buying books etc. about nature and the environment.
Naturbokhandeln – in Swedish but with many international books and guides about bird watching, binoculars, rucksacks, etc!

Whales and Dolphins – The Oceania Project

A click för the forest

A click for the forest – a click a day an save old forests

The Rainforest Site: Help Save Our Rainforests! – Rain forests – and go on and click on the other links which appear in the thanks-for-the-click page!



The murder in the forest
The murder in the lilies-of-the-valley forest
crab spider with a flower fly



A click for the forest

      Ett klick för regnskogen

Webcam LIVE from Africa -- The best of them!
For a few years we could enjoy live webcam pictures (National Geographic Society) from a water hole in Botswana, only you, the animals and the crew at the camera are there! Very nice! No Safari tourist with flashing cameras were bursting in on roaring vehicles breaking the peace! After a long absence Pete's Pond is back! Now managed by Ustream.

But once in a while 30-40 elephants suddenly decided that they wanted to drink and have a bath, all at the same time, and then you will understand the true joy of splashing around in a pool! EVERYBODY in the water! :-)

Perhaps you were lucky to be at the computer when a leopard arrived to drink ...!

On YouTube there are hundreds of short videos you can look at, taken from the webcam at Pete's Pond!

Picture > taken from the computer screen on a warm and peaceful day, 10th of September 2007. A low angle view of the animals on the pond side

And in January, after much raining, the grass is high, there are lots of flowers, many kind of birds are nesting in the trees, and the black and silvery wildebeests arrive with their beige calves.


Elephant and impala