Author Archives: Elmo

11.09.2020 – Estonian fauna. The Black rat

The Estonian Fauna stamp series stamp depicts the black rat (Rattus rattus). The other rat species found in Estonia, the brown rat (R. norvegicus), arrived here later and has nearly driven the black rat out of Estonia. Currently, the black rat can be found near Lake Peipus and in south-eastern Estonia, mostly in rural areas,… Read More »

10.09.2020 – Estonian Railways 150

On November 5, 1870, the broad gauge Baltic Railway, built at the initiative of Alexander Baron von der Pahlen, was opened for traffic and celebrations were held at the Narva Station. That has been considered to be the birth date of Estonian railways. The first private railway lines owned by the Baltic Railway Company developed… Read More »

04.09.2020 – WRC Rally Estonia 2020

WRC Rally Estonia is the FIA WRC World Rally Championship event held on 4-6 September in Estonia, on the roads of Tartu, Otepää, Elva, Kanepi and Kambja.Estonia will be the 33rd country to host the WRC rally championship.The WRC rally championship will continue in Estonia after the six-month break caused by the corona pandemic. The… Read More »

28.08.2020 – Estonian mushrooms. The panther cap

The panther cap (Amanita pantherina) is quite common in Estonia from July to October. The panther cap always grows alone and can be found in coniferous forests, especially in sandy dune pine forests and wooded heaths. The mushroom cap is around 5-12 centimetres wide, has a hazel brown tone, is sticky with a clearly striate… Read More »

Pre-order: WRC Rally Estonia Souvenir Sheet

Since 30.07.2020 it is possible to pre-order a souvenir sheet and the First Day Cover issued 04.09.2020 in honor of the Rally Estonia 2020: the pre-order of the souvenir sheet the pre-order of the FDC About this issue in philatelic forum.

11.06.2020 – Butterfly of the year. Marsh fritillary

The Estonian Lepidopterology Association elected the marsh fritillary (Euphydryas aurinia) butterfly of the year. The butterfly was first described in 1775 by German entomologist Siegmund Adrian von Rottemburg.The active period of the adult butterfly is from the end of May until the end of June. The species is protected both in Europe and of course… Read More »