Yesterday, March 9, I heard swans for the first time. They left pretty late last year so I don't think they went further than the south of the country or across the Baltic Sea perhaps. They're back anyhow The Whooper Swan is the national bird of Finland.
The hedgehogs are also waking up.
If you see a hedgehog, don’t feed it quite yet!
Finland’s unseasonably warm weather has encouraged the country’s hedgehogs to crawl out of their winter dens early this year. If you should happen to see one of these cute spiny critters out and about, don’t be too eager to feed it! They are likely just out for a breath of fresh air, testing to see if spring really has sprung.
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