An endless moss carpet

Most Swedish forests are covered by mosses. These small rather simple organisms have important ecological roles, especially regarding to water and nutrient cycling. Last week, my friend Caitlin suggested going to Fjällnora, a natural area with 3 lakes surrounded by a quite conserved fragment of boreal forest covered by an endless moss carpet. It is located 20 km east from Uppsala, and can be reached either by bus or car. In summer people use to go there to swim, but in winter is popular for ice skating over the lake- which we enjoyed a lot. Here are some pictures of it. I feel like  breathing pure air again just by looking at them.

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An endless moss carpet. Picture by Hernán Capdor.
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Rosan and Caitlin skating. Picture by Hernán Capador.
A cabin taken from a fairy tale. It is possible to sleep inside. Picture by Hernán Capador.
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 The lake was so frozen, that even trees were reflected. Picture by Hernán Capador.




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