A fantastic butterfly summer, but why are butterflies so important to us human being? Due to destruction of natural habitats e.g. wildflower meadows and ancient woodlands in favour of intensive farming practices, roads and housing developments that have reduced the majority of their nesting and food sites. Some butterflies have declined so severely that they are red listed and protected under law. The Sågarbo manor is located in an UNESCO biosphere reserve and nature reserve. We have ongoing discussions to reintroduce red listed butterflies on our property and to plant flowers for bees and butterflies are some of our activities for biological diversity.
The Crown Princess visited Älvkarleby in Uppsala county where she carried out her fourteenth province walk.
County Governor Göran Enander welcomed everyone to the 17th century Sågarbo Manor where the walk began. We, Eric and Beate Tjernström, owners of the manor, had a presentation about how to combine tourism with nature experiences.
Sågarbo is located in a UNESCO biosphere reserve and our ambition is to preserve and promote the nature environment for biological diversity.
There are ongoing discussions to reintroduce red listed butterflies and to plant a mixture of flower seeds for bees and butterflies but birds will also benefit from it.
The Sågarbo Manor is located next to the Billudden Nature Reserve that is Uppland's northernmost outpost. The nature reserve has a distinctive and beautiful landscape with lush greenery, roaring seas, pebble beaches, dunes and Europe's largest set of sea buckthorns.
The Crown Princess walked from Sågarbo Manor to the Billudden Nature Reserve and to the fishing harbor Billhamn. From Billhamn the Crown Princess walked along the waterway to Billudden's peak, Billskaten. The hike continued along the western bank of Billudden to Brämsand and ended at Rullsand seaside resort.
During spring time we made a larger restoration on the estate.
We layed beautiful old brick floors, painted all the window panes and frames with linseedoil paint. The exterior is painted with Swedish traditional red earth paint and the old window are restored with old glass.
We restore with recycled materials, organic colours and our paint brushes are cleaned with linseedoil soap. The interior is decorated with furnitures in Swedish Gustavian style, to reflect the history of the Estate.
This year we had a cold winter with a lot of snow,so we started a rescue action by helping out withfood supply for our wild animals.
"You better watch out, it can go fast, we also started with the same amount of cottages as you".... a comment we got from the great ICEHOTEL Jukkasjärvi Sweden, also nominated for the Swedish Tourism Prize 2017.
We are so grateful that we were nominated for the Swedish Tourism Prize 2017 and we would like to congratulate Artipelag, the winner of the prize in 2017 .
Sågarbo herrgård stuguthyrning
Sågarbo herrgård stuguthyrning is nominated for the
Swedish Tourism Prize 2017
The winner of the Swedish Tourism Prize 2017 will be announced on the 7th of December by the foundation for knowledge promotion in tourism and the government agency under the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation.
To meet the people and the Norduppland country side, our county governor Göran Enander rented one of our unisex bicycle for a four day trip. He will meet farmers, fishermen and lokal companies, but also experience the coastline uplift and valuable nature environmentse.g. Billudden.Anna-Karin Karlsson, Marie Larsson from Älvkarleby kommun andP-O Borgestig from Länsstyrelsen joined the bike tour during hisfirst day.
The fishing guides and journalists Leonard Muys and Ron Smits från Total Fishing International, visited us during one week. Read more about their seatrout and pike fishing in our Sågarbo bay.
Just a few minutes away from our summerhouse at Sågarbo, there are great fishing opportunities on very clear and shallow water, where only a few fishermen have fished before. After a while Leonard called “fish on” and it is again a pike on the Baltic Sea, caught on a lure from Westin. After a quick photo the pike is swimming again in a truly beautiful bay, almost completely sheltered from the icy cold wind of today. Just like yesterday I missed the first strike of the pike, but at my second attempt on the same spot, the pike is taking the lure again and my first pike of today is a fact. After three hours, we have five pikes together with a size between 70 till 80 cm.
Big Rocks means food and shelter for the sea trout.
At last Leonard called “fish on”, but unfortunately the fish lost. At the same time my lure is also taken by a fish and I know it is a nice sea trout. He is jumping out of the water three times and the last jump is less than ten meters out of the boat. What a power this sea trout is showing us. After jumping, the sea trout takes several meters line of the reel. But at the end he had to give up and my first sea trout out of the Baltic Sea is a fact. For us it is catch and release, after measuring and taken some pictures it is growing bigger. About two and a half kilograms of beautiful Swedish Silver and explosive muscle mass is there in the landing net. The sea trout here in this bay is bigger compared to rivers, because they are eating lots of herring.