165 hectares of wilderness! A pearl among the nature reserves that I care, always exciting to visit. Here I have traced both the wolf, lynx and bear over the years. Beaver is easy to see along Jolen, the creek that crosses the reserve. A friend also had a fantastic meeting with otters, during a night fishing trip, last year.

The reserve is known as one of the area’s best venues for capercaillie. An amazing spectacle that I wish that everyone would experience once in their lives. Just bring your sleeping bag, lie down under a tree and wait for dawn.

Here is also a good place to listen to different kinds of owls. I myself have heard the pygmy owl, boreal owl, tawny owl, Nothern Hawk owl, Ural owl and last year I heard for the first time in my life, a Great Grey Owl. A dull and distinctive sound.

When I was abused by a Ural owl in the reservation, must be told at another time. Be careful out there!