Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Everyman's berries

The berry season continues still for another few weeks. Sure you can just buy them in the nearby supermarket or from the next berry stand. But you can also just pick them yourself in the woods.

blueberries and lingonberries

The wonderful thing about Finland is that in its nature the so called Everyman’s Right applies. Meaning that everyone can walk, pick berries and mushrooms and even camp wherever they want and even on private land as long as they are far enough from the next house and of course take care to not harm the environment. Even in national parks like Nuuksio berry and mushroom picking is allowed.

At the moment you can still find lots of lingonberries as well as the last blueberries. All you need is a small bucket or basket.

Have fun! 

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