I have been out doing field work across Sweden since 30 March and arrived home today on 18 June, marking the end of the field season. The work revolved around looking at how much moose forage on trees.
It has been 61 hard, cold, windy and rainy field days. I have driven 11 339 kilometers, worked across 8 counties, spent nights next to alpine mountains, even hiking up on one and had baths in rivers and lakes with outside temperatures of five degrees Celsius.
I have seen the world’s longest aerial lift in Västerbotten and seen numerous moose, roe deer, semi-domestic reindeer, European vipers, hares and even a female brown bear with three cubs.
I was last stationed far north, west of Skellefteå – and up there sunset and sunrise come together as it barely gets darker around midnight.
It is good to be back home. It is time to relax from field work for the time being and focus on new projects.