Today was a 17km bike trip in the hills north of Oslo for a bunch of students from the Oslo International School. They started and finished at Sognsvann.
The Swedish Stone Wall was built by Swedish prisoners of war between 1807 and 1814 near Sognsvann. It is apparently the boundary of the Nordberg farm from back in the day. Or, my history might be off a bit. Norwegian history is not my strong point, but I think I got this one close to correct.
Either way, it is pretty cool to walk a-side a 200-year old wall through the forest on a sunny morning.
The common toad Bufo bufo, seen about 50 meters into the mine
A photo gallery has been put up with all the pics from the Gaustad Iron MIne.
Click HERE to see the pics.
Looking out the entrance
The Gaustad Iron mine is a couple-hundred year old mine on a hill above Sognsvann. Today we went over and mapped it and took a few pictuers. I will put up a gallery from the site with all the pics, but for now, a coupe shots.
Of special note, the Meta menardi spider is the European Spider of the Year for 2012! You can find out more HERE
At Sognsvann lake, there are a number of bat houses. Normally, I would use the term bat boxes, but some are not boxes at all. I will likely post pics of more of them at some point, but here is one of the bat boxes. Spiffy looking, but seems way too small to attract breeding females.
Keith Christenson - Wildlife Biologist