Pictures about the nature of North-Finland: year 2006

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Here the northern water-lily (Nympaea candida) is flowering in a pond near Kitka-river (Kuusamo). Mires with the eutrophic and
plant species are round the pond. When the peatlayer is growing, oligotrophic species are appearing (e.g. heath, Calluna vulgaris)
to the mire, but some plant species reach still to eutrophic water (e.g. common reed, Phragmites australis).
Step by step the eutrophic species however will disappear...







In this autumn (2006) first snows arrived to Oulu district at the end of October. But the snows thaw at the beginning of November
and the scenery is without snows still at the middle of December...