During my week in Sweden I had some wildlife other than birds. As with birds, no unexpected levels of excitement were reached, but overall it was enjoyable. I really wanted to show my family moose but this was the closest we got:
Our short stop at Ålsjön was rather productive. A young 20 cm-long Grass Snake climbed up the walls of an underpassage:
This very pregnant Sand Lizard posed on the boardwalk:
Mush Beetles are impressive beasts!
Heath Spotted Orchids were common around Luleå
Typical Swedish scenery
The view from the top of Bälingeberget is quite awesome. retreating glaciers created these boulder fields at the end of the last ice age.