My favorite village, Fiskars, was founded in the 17th century. Fiskars is an attractive place by any measure: leafy and picturesque, with a collection of handsome industrial buildings and workers’ cottages strung along a gentle river.
Located by a river
Fiskars is located in the South Finland, about 60 km from Helsinki. Still in the 17ht century one could sail all the way to the village, even with large ships. From those times the sea level has sunk two meters and nowadays it is possible to paddle in the river. During fall sea trout will make its way up the river to spawn.
While wondering around I entered into this beautiful river bench, where large fern are growing. The water was so clear I could easily see the bottom of the river.
GrayFish is living in the river as I detected last spring while photographing upper on the river. I was photographing the Rissla rapids and while searching for perfect point for my tripod, I nearly stepped on a GrayFish. Both of us got scared!
Also the fauna is rich. Deer, elk, Capercailie, Black grouse and flying squirrels can be found in the forests. Even lynx and wolves have been spotted in the area. I have met deers and variety of birds in the forests, but other animals are still waiting to be found!
Last Sunday I arrived the village to photograph Damselfly which I detected near the river last summer. After the air cooled down one week ago, the amount of dragonflies has decreased and this time I didn’t find any Damselfly. Instead I found this huge Four-spotted chaser.
More of my dragonfly photos are found here: Four-spotted chaser (ruskohukankorento).
If you are interested in reading more of Fiskars you can found an article in Guardian.
Minna from Finnish Nature 😊