Espoonlahti nature reserve
I went to Espoonlahti nature reserve in Espoo. I had been there as a child, and it was nice to go there again. Spring flowers were blooming, even though especially wood anemones were a bit depressed by the rainy weather.
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Hepatica (Hepatica nobilis).
Wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa) and yellow star-of-Bethlehem (Gagea lutea).
Fumewort (Corydalis solida).
Dog's mercury (Mercurialis perennis). In the third picture there is also a star-of-Bethlehem.
Marsh-marigold (Caltha palustris) and hairy wood-rush (Luzula pilosa).
Trees and shrubs
Red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa).
A hollow tree. I went inside.
A magnificent alder (Alnus glutinosa) had cypress-leaved plaitmoss (Hypnum cupressiforme) on its trunk that looked and felt like an animal's fur.
Birds and rocks
Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) and blackbird (Turdus merula).
Beautiful rocks with moss patterns.