Lapland autumn 2009 – 18th September

There are some beautiful scenes across the lake on cold, misty autumn mornings.

mist over lake

To provide more of a feel for the this scene I took a small piece of video

Vodpod videos no longer available.
more about “Pictures by sufguy1 – Photobucket“, posted with vodpod

After breakfast I took Teres and Emma for a row around the lake

Teres and Emma (Large)

and later we walked through the forest to a large about 1 hours walk away.

walking in the forest (Small)

The previous evening I had demonstrated the flammable properties  of Club Moss spores

Club Moss spore fire (450 x 600)

photograph by Jonny Pickett

and Seb (AKA “Mini Me”) was keen to collect spore tops to obtain the spores.

collecting club moss tops (Small)

When we reached the lake the boys got a fire going and we cooked sausage and bread and then marsh mallows

cooking lunch (Small)

by the fire (Small)

As we walked back to the cabin I noticed bear tracks crossing our previous tracks but we saw no bear.  Emma collected berries as we walked back but as you can see…..she seemed to eat more than she collected

Emma collecting blueberies (Small)

I was in no rush to get back to the cabin because I knew what we would be eating at Anki’s cabin that evening…..but more about that next time!

Bird sightings included; 2 Raven, 1 Jay, 3 Siberian Jay, 3 Goldeneye flew past,  1 Great spotted Woodpecker, Willow Tit  and several Waxwings

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7 thoughts on “Lapland autumn 2009 – 18th September

  1. Do you have a latin or swedish name for the club moss?

    Got to try and make some fireworks myself =)

    Any of the Lycopodium species. I have found that Typha pollen also works well and is easier to collect in large quantities. Although Typha does not seem to grow in Lapland.

    What was the name of the “shoe grass” again? Tack!

  2. I’d be interested in learning more about the Club Moss.
    Thanks for sharing the video, very eerie.

  3. Greetings from Hilltop Lakes, Texas USA. I am so enjoying learning about all your adventures! How can I send you pictures of some of our Texas Bushcraft Lore?

    Regards-

    Lee Merry
    Hilltop Lakes,TX

    P.S. I came to know your site by way of:

    http://beasurvivor.blogspot.com/

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