I had a little time to spare on Monday 8th May 2017, before my talk in the evening in Oslo. I went for a little walk on the coastal path (kyststien) on Nesodden where my son lives. Here’s a few pictures…
Ostrich fern (strutseving)
There were new leaves littering the ground everywhere, probably due to the strong wind?
Oslo in the distance!
Nettles / brennesle
Bergenia cordifolia has escaped from gardens in many places, completely dominating the shallow dry soils…this is a black listed invasive species in Norway…
Primula veris (Cowslip / marinøkleblom)
When I was a postdoc in Edinburgh, I was already interested in Ecology, although I had no training and together with my supervisor Phil Dyke we published a paper “The Importance of Langmuir Circulations to the Ecology of the Mixed Layer”….Langmuir circulations manifest themselves as streaks on the surface where particles and foam converge… Seeing these streaks (windrows) on the Oslofjord reminded me of this… See https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-68838-6_33
Young Norway maples (spisslønn)
Edibles & ornamental plants