Nuuksio Now: Week 39, 2018

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.

Cool winds from the north come to remind us of the approaching winter. But not yet, now we get to enjoy the mushrooms and the new colours! This is one of the best things about the northern nature here in Finland, the seasons, the world is in almost constant change and you can see and sense it yourself.

Weather

Temperatures: Days around +11°C; nights around +2°C to +5°C
Rain: Likely only on wednesday
Wind: Moderate to strong

Trail conditions: Pretty dry, wet on wednesday and thursday if it rains

You can check the weather forecast for Nuuksio National Park on Finnish Meteorological Institute’s website.

People

On marked trails: Some at weekdays, the weekend will be very busy
Outside marked trails: Nobody at weekdays, few people at the weekend

Nature

Season: Fall
Mood: Fall forest, the smell, colours here and there, leaves falling
Lakes: Water is getting cold
Trees: Some leaves are falling or changing colour
Berries: Lingonberries and cranberries
Mushrooms: Yes, lot’s of different kinds
Biting Insects: No mosquitoes, some deer flies but they don’t bite

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