Reindeer’s seasonal adaptation: fur, fat and eyes

Reindeer’s seasonal adaptation: fur, fat and eyes

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Animals & wildlife, General | No Comments

Arctic seasons are known for their extremes. Variety in temperature and changes in light between summer and winter months are the common environmental circumstances that call for adaptation. With the approach of winter, the reindeer start to put on a lot of body fat and also their coats fill out, in color changing from brown […]

How Messi recovered from last year’s eagle attack

How Messi recovered from last year’s eagle attack

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Animals & wildlife | No Comments

The Sami culture has a strong connection with tradition, long-established reindeer herding being at the heart of it. In Sweden alone there are some 260.000 reindeer and young Messi is one of them. In Spring 2014 the newborn calf was attacked by an eagle and although severely injured, it survived. The animal was brought down […]

Winter’s dark months paradox: less sunlight brings longer days in Dalarna

Winter’s dark months paradox: less sunlight brings longer days in Dalarna

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Nature, Places | No Comments

Wintertime in the Nordic countries brings splendid bright days with ice and snow but also the dark months with limited daylight. During the so called mörketid, the dark period with the Winter Solstice as center point, the sun will be below the horizon for weeks north of the Arctic Circle. More to the south, a […]