Natural History Photographs

In the previous year, our family holiday was located in the Cevennes, southern France. After this rather warm holiday, we planned again a trip to a cooler area: Norway. Since touristic highlights are not very concentrated, we decided to choose for three locations, where we would stay roughly a week each. The locations were Eresfjord, a few hours driving south of the airport of Trondheim; a farmhouse close to the hamlet Brekkhus (Hordaland); and a holiday house in a skiing resort near Veggli (Buskerud). From these locations, we made daily trips to experience the landscape, stave churches, and - inevitably - lichens, mosses, plants, and even a few insects.

For the identification of many lichens I am especially indebted to Einar Timdal and Andre Aptroot. Panorama photos and some landscapes are by Karen Karsten.

To get an overview of the landscape and nature at the various sites, hover over the pins, then click any of the red stars that will appear. Small stars indicate short pages, large stars indicate longer pages or pages with subpages.