Blooming spring – mid-May in the northern forest

Last time I wrote about early May in the boreal forest, when the trees stayed bare and the forest was full of bird songs and shining sun. But leaves grow fast and the forest is getting shaded soon. First white blossoms appear on birdcherry (Prunus padus) and next day the tree stands white. Thousands of fragrant flowers produce the first aroma in the forest and attract insects. Usually, blooming of birdcherry is a sign of next wave of cold.…

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Interesting facts about the Taiga

Did you know, that boreal forest, or Taiga, covers 9% of all Earth’s land and is the world’s largest land biome? My home is surrounded by Taiga and I decided to start my blog from discovering this amazing world of the northern forest. Boreal forest runs across the northern USA and Canada, southern Iceland, across Norway, Finland, Sweden, through Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and northern Japan.

Boreal forest has a subarctic climate with a very large temperature range between seasons, but the long and cold winter is the dominant feature.…

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