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Cross-leaved heath (Akvarell: Miranda Bødtker)

Steinevik

31.03.2018

Gjønavatnet and Kikedalen

Gjønavatnet and Kikedalen

16.06.2018

Hammarsland, Fusa

Hammarsland

30.03.2018

Skjelbreid terrace

Skjelbreid

29.03.2018

On the east side of Lake Skjelbreidvatnet, clearly visible along the road from Eikelandsosen, we notice a farm on a terrace above a grassy hill. The hill has the form of a broad shield; Skjelbreid (" Broad Shield") is the name of the farm.

Vinnesleira

Vinnesleira

06.12.2018

Bays that are shallow far out into the sea, with fine sand and clay, are rare in Hordaland. Where they are found, the reason is usually that the edge of the glacier made smaller advances or stopovers when it calved back at the end of the last Ice Age. This is what happened at Vinnesleira.

Sandy beach to the west of Kallsøyna, outermost Valen

Herdla – glacial deposits

05.12.2018

The shift in the landscape is striking between the barren craggy moors north on Askøy and the green fields of Herdla, which has the county's biggest farm. The majority of Herdla, such as the island appears today, is a gift from the glacier: The glacier that advanced here over 12,000 years ago stopped at the northern tip of Askøy and took its time building up the moraine on Herdla. Since then, Herdla has been under continual transformation. The re-organisation of the loose sediment deposits continues today.

The combination building at Nordvik.

Nordvik

16.06.2018

Blomvågen 1851.

Blomvågen

07.12.2018

"One of the big scientific sensations", was the title in the Bergens Times newspaper on the 22nd of November, 1941. It was the geologist Isal Undås who had been interviewed by the newspaper. He thought that he had discovered a 120 000 year old whale bone, remains of life from before the last Ice Age.

Swans

Tjeldstømarka

15.12.2017

There is no place in Hordaland where there are so many over-wintering song swans as in Tjeldstømarka. And there are few places in the county that have had this birdfowl as a guest for as long.

The monks leave their mark at Lysekloster

Lysekloster- The monks and nature

15.05.2018

Lysekloster was the largest agricultural property in the country when it was phased out during the Reformation in 1537. In its prime this cloister encompassed two-thirds of all the farms in Os. The monks introduced and cultivated new plant species and it was probably they who stocked the waters with fish not indigenous to the area. This legacy from the Middle Ages has left a lasting mark.

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