In my previous blog post, I wrote about my paddling on Bothnian Sea last midsummer weekend. While paddling there, I spotted a nice looking, small rocky island and decided to have a short lunch break there. Later on learnt the island's name to be "Hoppostenkloppi".
While enjoying lunch there, started to look at more carefully how deserted the island actually was. Basically at first sight it looked like it had one huge rock, a big tree and some grass on one side, and that's all. Second quick sight around brought some new grown things in view, thus decided to circle the whole tiny island after lunch.
After seeing some interesting looking plants decided to take photos to record some variants of them. After taking couple of photos spotted some birds there, too. Next big surprise was to find a bird's nest with fresh eggs in there and almost stepped on a snake!
After shooting photos about 10 minutes, became so amazed about how rich such an island was in plants as well as in wildlife. As being a total novice on these, I needed some help later on to recognize all stuff. Here's some of the plants and animals spotted there. Nature is wonderful, even on a remote island.
|Hoppostenkloppi island, a rock and a tree, that's not all folks ...|
|Hoppostenkloppi island from north side|
|A nest of Common Eider|
|'Something's growing in the water'|