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Summary Eesti Loodus 2014/2

Do we know our hares? Anne Kirk introduces the leporids, focusing on the two species living in Estonia: the primeval white hare (mountain hare) and the newcomer, European hare (brown hare). Both species have become less numerous in our country. Hares resemble rodents, but are different in many ways, especially ……»


Summary Eesti Loodus 2014/1

The unnoticed, yet conspicuous kingfisher Tuul Sepp discusses why the bird of the year – the kingfisher – has such a flamboyant plumage, great fishing skills and a messy nest. Both male and female kingfishers have fancy feathers, and they both take care of their offspring. They are extremely fast, ……»


Summary Eesti Loodus 2013/12

Red deer in Estonia and elsewhere Karl Ligi describes a relatively new species of our fauna – the red deer – who can more frequently be met on the western islands and in southwestern Estonia.  The author gives an overview of the biology, reproduction, and menu, area of distribution, enemies ……»


Summary Eesti Loodus 2013/11

Unique in Europe: Soomaa national park 20 Hans Trass recalls the story of the name Soomaa and points out reasons why this area was specifically distinguished at the time. The lovely and species-rich flooded meadows of the Halliste River, and the magical bogs enchanted the author form his very first ……»


Summary Eesti Loodus 2012/10

How to recognize an insect. II Palaeoptera Mati Martin continues introducing the diversity of insects. This time he focuses on Ephemoroptera (mayflies) and dragonflies, from the division Palaeoptera. The name Palaeoptera has been traditionally applied to those ancestral groups of winged insects that lacked the ability to fold the wings back over the abdomen as ……»


Summary Eesti Loodus 2013/09

Corvidae, the most intelligent birds Tuul Sepp describes the intelligence of Corvidae: in the way they are able to earn and love to play they resemble humans. In Estonia there are many species of Corvidae: crows, jackdaws, ravens, jaybirds and others. The behavior of crows and their relatives have been ……»