Karkali nature reserve, Lohja 30/6/2014
Karkalinniemi is located in southern Finland, some 60 kilometres west from Helsinki. We visited Karkali nature reserve in the end of June. You are supposed to walk only on marked trails there. We chose the longest, 6 kilometre trail.
The remainders of an old croft are still visible in the nature. We found an old well. It is over a hundred years since the last inhabitants left the area.
It was very fresh and green in the woods. The nature is rich in Karkali: for example common hazel grows in the area.
We found some interesting looking fungi. In a nature reserve the trees are supposed to decompose without any interference from humans.
The duckboards were very slippery in places. It was more like skiing on the boards, not walking. I'm happy none in our family of five got injured. The rainy June was kind to us: it started raining only after we had started driving back home.