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Malla Nature Reserve

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In the far north-west of Finland, a narrow tongue of Finnish territory projects north-westwards into Sweden and Norway and at the extreme tip of this is Malla Nature Reserve.

The habitat is mainly high fell with alpine vegetation and the limestone outcrops support a rich and varied flora.

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Some parts of the reserve are forested and these have breeding Redwing, Brambling and Willow Warbler and the higher ground has Willow Ptarmigan and Rough-legged Buzzard, Golden Plover, Horned Lark and Snow Bunting. House Martin breed on cliffs in a rocky ravine.

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Birds you can see here include:

Rough-legged Buzzard, Golden Eagle, Willow Ptarmigan, Eurasian Golden Plover, Horned Lark, Northern House Martin, Willow Warbler, Snow Bunting

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Elk and Reindeer are found in the reserve as well as numerous rodents. Access to the reserve requires permission and hikers should inform the warden before entering. Nearby Kilpisjarvi has hotel accommodation.

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Content and images originally posted by Steve

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