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Searching for Macroplea pubipennis

The mysterious aquatic leaf beetle Macroplea pubipennis has become quite familiar to us these last two summers. Not a lot is known about these beetles. Two years ago, we didn’t even know they existed in Sweden and they were known to occur only in Finland and China (of all places). As observation sites in the … Continue reading Searching for Macroplea pubipennis

Field stories : Metsähallitus and Geological Survey of Finland mapping the clay canyon together

This week Metsähallitus and Geological Survey of Finland worked together in order to take samples and do mapping on a clay labyrinth found in 2014 from Simo. https://youtu.be/bE5oTsZIejI Video by Jaakko Haapamäki, Metsähallitus. On Thursday morning Metsähallitus and GTK field workers put their heads together and made a plan for taking samples from a clay … Continue reading Field stories : Metsähallitus and Geological Survey of Finland mapping the clay canyon together

Special places: Flads of Salmisudden

In our last week's blog you could read about flads; how they are formed, why they are so valuable and a bit about the challenges that concern conserving these important habitats. Now we want to introduce you to a specific flad that we have discovered in our underwater nature inventories and discuss its future. Although … Continue reading Special places: Flads of Salmisudden