Monthly Archives: August 2016

Painting Tuscany landscape

The views from the wall of San Casciano dei Bagni are great view for landscape painters – and photographers.

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White-browed sparrow-weaver

The white-browed sparrow-weaver (Plocepasser mahali, valkokulmakutoja in Finnish) is a predominantly brown, sparrow-sized bird found throughout central and north-central southern Africa. It is found in groups of two to eleven individuals consisting of one breeding pair and nonreproductive individuals and build several … Continue reading

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Swallow-tailed bee-eater

The swallow-tailed bee-eater (Merops hirundineus, haaramehiläissyöjä in Finnish) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It breeds in savannah woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa. It is partially migratory, moving in response to rainfall patterns. This species, like other bee-eaters, … Continue reading

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Lunch for jungle crow

The jungle crow (Corvus macrorhynchos, paksunokkavaris in Finnish), is a widespread Asian species of crow. It is very adaptable and is able to survive on a wide range of food sources, making it capable of colonizing new areas, due to … Continue reading

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Anteater chat

  Always alerted: any ants available? Southern anteater chats (Myrmecocichla formicivora, muurahaistasku in Finnish) photographed in Kalahari, South Africa. o – o – o I will post every week “Thursday Twitters”, pictures of birds mainly from Finland and Southern Africa, occasionally also taken elsewhere. The … Continue reading

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Ernesto Neto in Kiasma

Gigantic colorful crochet installations! Made by Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto. You have to see and experience (yes, you can ‘go in’ of some of those) them with your own senses: “Through his art, Neto offers a moment of respite from the bustle … Continue reading

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