Thursday, February 26, 2009

An ice age relict

Lake Vättern proudly presents the charr Salvelinus umbla! Its ancestors were among the first to occupie new waters as the ice cap melted away. The species now makes a popular dish at the restaurants around Lake Vättern in Southern Sweden.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Bear hunting

This is in fact another archaeological reconstruction but I reckon the scene comes familiar to modern bear hunters as well. Some things never change. Well, the rifle has replaced the spear and the bow and GPS makes a big difference but the use of dogs to find and distract the bear is still the same.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Disfavoured beetle

Because modern forestry and agriculture allow few hollow trees, where the larvae of Osmoderma eremita develop, this species has decreased all over its distribution range. This is an illustration for a guide to nature reserves in Jönköping’s parish.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Shore meadow

This week I am delivering some illustrations to the Swedish Forest Agency, which is going to produce a number of information signs at a nature reserve. Here is a shore meadow with some grazing cows and calves.