Author Archives: Elmo

17.10.2019 – Bird of the year. The European nightjar

The European nightjar is the size of a blackbird, with brown, grey and black patterned plumage and long wings and long tail. It is infrequently sighted in nature. It nests in sparser heath and bog pine forests, other dry mixed forests where pine makes up the predominant species, and sometimes in clearcuts and young stands… Read More »

17.10.2019 – Felt Christmas stamp 2019

The base material of the felt postage stamp is inspired by different folk patterns visible in traditional Estonian textile garments (mittens, belts, etc.). On the stamp, different motifs and patterns meet and mix, creating a background resembling snowflakes and providing a fun, wintery mood. The lower text line is designed similarly to traditional patterned mittens.… Read More »

Collectors meeting in Tallinn 22.09.2019

Philatelic Society organizes collectors meeting on sunday 22.09.2019 from 9:30 to 13:00 in Audentes Sports Gymnasium (Tondi 84). The informatino about the location and driving directions is available in viki.filateelia page. All collectors are welcome!

11.09.2019 – Estonian fauna. Mole

The mole or European mole (Talpa europaea) is a mammal of the genus Talpa in the family Talpidae. The body of a mole is 11-16 cm long on average and its tail is 2-4 cm long. They have a very short neck, long snout, small eyes concealed in coat, spade-like forelimbs adapted for digging and… Read More »

06.09.2019 – Estonian firefighting 100

September marks the centenary of the central association of Estonian firefighting organizations. The Estonian Firefighting Association was founded on 6-7 September 1919 at a firefighters’ congress held in Tallinn. The association united voluntary fire departments, published a trade magazine and recognized the best with service badges. The firefighting organizations’ members were people from different walks… Read More »

29.08.2019 – Estonian Mushrooms. The Funeral Bell

The Funeral Bell (Galerina marginata) is a highly poisonous mushroom whose consumption leads to amanitin poisoning. You should avoid picking it at all costs. It remains poisonous even when blanched. The sticky cap of the Funeral Bell can be up to 3 cm in diameter and is two-toned: the watery, striped edges are a dark… Read More »

05.07.2019 – My Stamp. Muhu

My Stamp is a postage stamp that you can design yourself and that everyone has the possibility to order from the website pood.post.ee/minumark. In the design of 15,000 postage stamps the motive of the Estonian third largest island Muhu has been used, and the rest of the printing will be personalised according to orders. There… Read More »