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Packing the kit for Finland, beds have so many uses! - Woking, Surrey Last minute packing and planning over a couple of beers at JB HQ - Lewisham, London Heathrow terminal 3 - Onwards to Helsinki! - Hillingdon, London Helsinki airport... Next stop, north to Rovaniemi! - Vantaa, Uusimaa Arrived at Rovaniemi - this is the Kemijoki river! The local time is 23:19, it's still light. - Rovaniemi, Lapland 21.39 - Watching reindeer basking on the inside of the meander next to our cabin. Not bad for a Monday night! - Inari, Lapland Heading north this morning from Rovaniemi, stopped at Santa's Village! Forests and lakes dominate the landscape. - santa claus village, finland The view from our log cabin accommodation tonight in Ivalo - ivalo finland Pulled over to check out dwarf birch at a peat bog nature reserve. Potential site on our return journey. - pajukumpu, finland Lake Inary http://t.co/EFPAbFd5Ot - Inari, Lapland The landscape around the research station is mind-blowing! - kevo 17:54 We have arrived! Kevo research station - home for the next 13 days! #kevoresearchstation - 69° 45.392'N 27° 0.615'E Exploring the nearby forests around the lake at Kevo Research Station. Commuted to work on a rowing boat today. - kevonsuu, finland Travelled south west today towards Kerigasniemi. Sampling site was a peat bog covered in dwarf birch; mud, frogs and mosquitoes aplenty. - 69° 22.686'N 26° 19.412'E Took the paddle boat across the lake last night. Decided to navigate up the river to the south west... great fun! - tsarsejokkordsi finland Caught this little guy watching us as we sampled today - skalluvaara, finland Went out for an evening stroll - turned in to a fairly substantial hike, but worth every step... - 69° 45.186'N 26° 59.679'E Sampling next to the Tana River on the Finland-Norway border. Watched this guy fly fishing for an hour - so peaceful - 69° 56.725'N 26° 43.768'E Mooring the paddle boat on the western shore of the lake #boating #lapland #conservation - 69° 45.617'N 26° 59.759'E A super location for last nights BBQ - lacking in firewood though... - 69° 46.445'N 27° 0.335'E Out in the misty hills this morning sampling Betula nana #lapland - 69° 46.348'N 26° 57.495'E Cheeky little Red Squizzer #Lapland #redsquirrel - 69° 45.196'N 27° 0.310'E Sampling about 75km south-east of Kevo today. Dragonflies, cloud berries and funky undergrowth! #lapland - 69° 14.163'N 27° 53.690'E Sampling close to Buvrrasjavri today in Kevo Strict Nature Reserve - stunning forested valley looks primeval #lapland - Buvrrasjavri A boggy survey site today with clouds of mosquitoes #lapland http://t.co/ilRhrbJcOJ - 69° 44.022'N 26° 56.046'E Passed through many habitat types with their associated bird species on the way to today's site #lapland - 69° 44.450'N 26° 56.808'E @James_Borrell A hands-on approach to tree conservation #lapland - 69° 43.873'N 26° 57.481'E The North Cape, Nordkapp, Norway - nordkapp, norway BBQ spot last night on the Carsejohka river - Foil-baked sweet potatoes, chicken wings, and a European Mink #lapland - carsejohka @James_Borrell I'm at Kew at a lecture on plant genetics & conservation #lapland #conservation - Richmond-upon-Thames, London Expedition research covered by Mark Mulligan at #Explore2013 - inspiring budding field scientists. #conservation - Westminster, London 7 hour drive home from #Explore2013 - lots of time to mull over expedition plans and recall conversations from the weekend - Cornwall, Cornwall @S_Mc_G Thanks Shane! I will indeed be in touch, hope you enjoyed #Explore2013 - Cornwall, Cornwall Truro City Of Lights #trurocityoflights #conservation - Cornwall, Cornwall Red sky at night, in Falmouth #sunset #conservation #falmouth - Cornwall, Cornwall Thanks! @PrimaryBuild - Cornwall, Cornwall @JennyKateEvans Less than a month till you leave! Insha'Allah you find the leopard on your journey across the mountains - Cornwall, Cornwall Oman's Empty Quarter cooked my bat detector - fantastic customer service from Batbox, thanks! #bats #conservation - Guildford, Surrey

Oman's Empty Quarter cooked my bat detector - fantastic customer service from Batbox, thanks! #bats #conservation Red sky at night, in Falmouth #sunset #conservation #falmouth Truro City Of Lights #trurocityoflights #conservation Expedition research covered by Mark Mulligan at #Explore2013 - inspiring budding field scientists. #conservation BBQ spot last night on the Carsejohka river - Foil-baked sweet potatoes, chicken wings, and a European Mink #lapland The North Cape, Nordkapp, Norway @James_Borrell A hands-on approach to tree conservation #lapland A boggy survey site today with clouds of mosquitoes #lapland http://t.co/ilRhrbJcOJ Sampling close to Buvrrasjavri today in Kevo Strict Nature Reserve - stunning forested valley looks primeval #lapland Sampling about 75km south-east of Kevo today. Dragonflies, cloud berries and funky undergrowth! #lapland Cheeky little Red Squizzer #Lapland #redsquirrel Out in the misty hills this morning sampling Betula nana #lapland A super location for last nights BBQ - lacking in firewood though... Mooring the paddle boat on the western shore of the lake #boating #lapland #conservation
Lawrence Ball - Conservation Biologist - terra incognita; research expeditions; tropical dragonflies; british conservation

Kevo Subarctic Research Station, Finland

Location: Utsjoki, at the northernmost tip of Finland, about one hundred kilometres from the coast of the Arctic Ocean. I am here to assist James Borrell with the collection of samples of Dwarf Birch. www.lawrenceballconservation.com.