We just finished up our first week here in Abisko, which ended in a memorable way.

You might have noticed how wild animals have a curious way of appearing when you least expect it, which is exactly what happened during my second day in the field at a location close to Riksgränsen.


Christine and the wolverine family. Photo: Fredrik Dalerum

While identifying plants in deep concentration, Fredrik Dalerum and I were joined by a curious wolverine and her two pups. At a distance of 15 m they stayed close for about ten minutes before they dissapeared into the fog. Quite a sight!

I’m very much looking forward to what the coming weeks of fieldwork have in store.