(2) The brook valley

The brook valley is a treasure of nature’s diversity with a rich variety of old goat willows (Salix caprea), birches, black alders (Alnus glutinosa), and various copse plants. The Finnish name of the black or common alder, tervaleppä (tar alder), comes from the dark, viscous (sticky) leaves of the tree, which keep their color even when they fall. It grows most often on the shores; you can see fine alders further by the Kaarisilta bridge or by the foot path leading from the barbeque hut to the Koskenniskansilta bridge.

tervaleppänotko Linna-hotellin takana olevan puron varressa