Cotton grass at Freesendorf grassland

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Excursion to Sweden

geese and cattle through a lense
Close-up: geese pasturing together with cattle

At the end of september with early autumn weather we toured southern Sweden to see wader projects at Kristianstad, Öland and Falsterbo.

In biosphere reserve Vattenrike we learned a lot of hydrological situation and meadow management from Hans Cronert. He showed us H°aslövs Ängar, a peninsula in lake Hammersjö what is flowed through by Helge river towards the Baltic Sea.

Öland island was the place for former LIFE project Meadows and wetlands of Öland (2000-2004) that was explained by Susanne Forslund. We have seen a lot of meadows and were impressed by the geological features and especially by the hunting methods for predator birds of Magnus Johansson.

Last but not least we got to know more successful methods of protection for meadow breeding birds near Falsterbo bird station. P.G. Bentz showed us some highlights of resent bird migration. You can see a handful of it in the foto.

From our trip from northern shore of Baltic we took many suggestions for our project and thank a lot our guides Susanne, Hans, Magnus and P.G.

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