Nuuksio Now: Week 41, 2018

Nuuksio National Park in fall. The best time of fall, calm lake and colourful trees, nobody on secret trails. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.

Nuuksio National Park during week 41, between 8.-14.10.2018.

There’s lots of colours now in the national park. Most of the trees are changing colour and dropping leaves, and the plants on the lake shores are beautiful in red and purple.
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Nuuksio Now: Week 40, 2018

Nuuksio National Park in fall. Sunset over the typical Finnish forest and lakes. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.

Nuuksio National Park during week 40, between 1.-7.10.2018.

We are getting closer to the prime fall time here around Helsinki. The leaves are changing colour, the forest is full of mushrooms and the air is refreshing, but not cold yet.
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Nuuksio Now: Week 39, 2018

Nuuksio National Park in fall. Picking big and beautiful mushrooms, horn of plenty, black chanterelle, craterellus cornucopioides. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.

Nuuksio National Park during week 39, between 24.-30.9.2018.

Last week still had a few warm days, but this week brings with it cooler temperatures. The air will feel very fresh and smell beautifully of fall in the forest. In the picture, I found big and beautiful horn of plenty, a.k.a. black chanterelle, mustatorvisieni in Finnish. These taste great.
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Nuuksio Now: Week 38, 2018

Nuuksio National Park in fall. Deep in Finnish forest searching for mushrooms. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.

Nuuksio National Park during week 38, between 17.-23.9.2018.

At this time of year we get proper fall weather on some days, and on others we still get a taste of the summer gone by. This week starts with rain and cool weather on monday, but then in the middle of the week we are going to have possibly the last lovely warm days of this year, with the temperatures rising to +20°C or over.
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Nuuksio Now: Week 37, 2018

Nuuksio National Park at the end of summer, beginning of fall. Different berries at different time of year, cranberries are ripe in the fall. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.

Nuuksio National Park during week 37, between 10.-16.9.2018.

There’s a lot to be found in the forest this week. We finally get mushrooms,  lingonberries are ripe and some cranberries are also good for eating. There are some yellow leaves on the ground and in the trees, there’s a bit of rain that makes the air smell of fall.
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Nuuksio Now: Week 36, 2018

Nuuksio National Park in summer. The iconic Finnish nature with clear lake and forest. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.

Nuuksio National Park during week 36, between 3.-9.9.2018.

Fall month, September is literally fall month in Finnish, has started and we finally get mushrooms. Other signs of fall coming are the dropping leaves and nights getting longer and dark, but the weather is still very much summer, with temperatures over +20°C.
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Nuuksio Now: Week 35, 2018

Nuuksio National Park in summer. Mushrooms are popping up! Come pick them with me. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.

Nuuksio National Park during week 35, between 27.8.-2.9.2018.

This is the last week of the real summer months, though luckily for us, the weather looks to be as good as in the middle of summer. Sunshine and partly cloudy warm days, but not hot like it has been this summer. Lingonberries are getting ripe and there might be some mushrooms after the rains. This is a great time to go enjoy the forest.
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