Summary Eesti Loodus 10/2015

 Summary

European spindle in Estonia: natural and wild trees over the country

Heldur Sander gives a thorough overview of the spread of the domestic European spindle in Estonia and makes us acquainted with introduced species as well.

 

Estonian Nature enquires

Taimi Paal looks back at the yield of wild berries in Estonia in 2015.

Reet Mägi takes a peak at the renewal of the Museum of Natural History of the Tartu University.

 

Kites in our sky

Uku Paal describes two kite species: the red kite and the black kite, and the findings of both species in Estonia.

 

Powerful cranberries

Taimi Paal praises the wonderful properties of cranberries and suggests to go berry-picking, as wetlands are still numerous in Estonia and the yield is excellent this year.

 

Exciting old trees: Searching for the record specimen of hazel-tree and grey alder

Hendrik Relve is still looking for the biggest hazel-trees and grey alders of Estonia, and asks the readers to let him know about big samples of both species.

 

Tiit Kändler’s essay: The cure of brain diseases is not guaranteed

 

Interview: Nature photography is my job as well as lifestyle

Toomas Kukk has interviewed Sven Začek, a nature photographer.

 

The Rummu Hill is erosion’s work of art

Arne Kivistik introduces a limestone hill near Vasalemma. The hill has become known for the adjacent lake with crystal-clear water.

 

Interesting Estonia: Ninase cliff faces the sea

Elen Rekand takes the reader to the northern coast of Saaremaa, where one can see another section of the Baltic Clint, next to the well-known Panga cliff.

 

Industrial environmental pollution was a hot topic in Estonia already 100 years ago

Toivo Meikar recalls the history of the Waldhof cellulose factory in Pärnu: the factory, biggest in Europe at the time, caused extensive environmental problems.

 

Valdek Ritslaid, the researcher of Estonian spindle trees

Heino Kasesalu explains the history of learning about our spindle trees: Valdek Ritslaid, who studied the spread of tree species in Estonia, was more known as the lecturer of occupational safety.

 

Tiny forest dwellers – the treecreeper and the goldcrest

Karl Adami tells a well-illustrated story about little birds in the autumn and winter forest.