Summary Eesti Loodus 2016/10

Estonian Nature enquires
Markus Vetemaa explains about the importance of fish counter for the ichthyologists.
Georg Martin discusses why don’t the holes in the dam of the Väike väin (Small Strait) improve the condition of the strait.

What does the sea hold?
Katarina Oganjan, Gerta Reisalu, Georg Martin, Kristjan Herkül and Kaire Torn introduce the most recent studies which increase our knowledge about coastal sea significantly.

The forest of Island of Naissaar and other landmarks
Toivo Meikar recalls the early landmarks used in Estonian navigation, especially on the routes around Tallinn.

On forest drainage: catching timber with a harpoon and patching the wounds
Liina Remm summarizes the extensive impacts of forest drainage on forest habitats.

Soil of the year: Ombric Fibric Histosols
Raimo Kõlli describes the soils characteristic to Estonian bogs and mires, and elaborates on the necessity to restore bogs.

Interesting Estonia: Lake Väike-Palkna is Estonia’s deepest border waterbody
Timo Palo takes the reader to the border of Latvia, to visit Estonia’s second-deepest lake, quite an unknown waterbody.

Interview: IT provides a geographer new working methods
Toomas Kukk has interviewed Anto Aasa, a geographer.

Practical tips: How to photograph fungi and choose the right pictures for a story?
Urmas Tares and Arne Ader give advice on how to take better pictures of mushrooms. The pictures should enable determining the species.

Strandža: preglaciation museum in Bulgaria
Tapio Vares has visited a nature park in the South-West part of Bulgaria, a home to ontic plant habitats which are rare in the rest of Europe.

Hiking trail: The modest hiking trails of the popular Pangodi region
Helen Külvik suggests to go hiking and relaxing at the Pangodi landscape protection area located around Lake Pangodi, Tartu County.

An Estonian location: Emajõe Suursoo (the mire at the mouth of the Emajõgi River) as a refuge
Juhani Püttsepp went to the bog islands which were once used as refuges.

Who eats who in Lake Peipsi? The method for investigating food chains of Lake Peipsi using stable isotopes
Eva Sikemäe and Helen Agasild introduce the most recent results in studying the food chains of Lake Peipsi.

Tiit Kändler’s essay: Environmental myths exist by subsidies

Practical tips: cowberries in a jar
Triin Nõu writes about a seemingly easy and well-known practice: making cowberry jam.