Nature Walking in Sweden

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For the past week and a half, I have been in lovely Herrang, Sweden for a dance camp. It's a really fun event in a beautiful locale, with a small lake, a tiny beach, and verdant countryside all around us.

Yesterday, I did a little nature walk and encountered lots of lovely flora and fauna. Here's some of what I saw.

There are tiny frogs everywhere, it seems.

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The roads at certain hours seem to have hundreds of them making their away across to the other side. Sadly, they are often squashed by walkers, bikers and drivers.

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The other afternoon, I saw a young woman wearing plastic gloves, gingerly lifting them one by one across one road. A sissyphean task for sure, but she seemed to enjoy it. "If not for these little guys, we'd have a lot more mosquitos here!" she explained.

The meadow behind the Folkets Hus (town hall) of Herrang has some special biodiversity, according to this sign.

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I walked around for a bit and spotted lots of lovely wildflowers and insects. 

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Bee on purple flower (1) copy-1200
Bee on purple flower (1) copy-1200
Bee on purple flower (1) copy-1200
Bee on purple flower (1) copy-1200

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Snake on the road copy-1200

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