The Meadow

Behind the Prayer House, the road meanders down to the Meadow. First you pass the village football ground lined by a crescent-shaped formation of roundish stones. It is the farthest end of Salpausselkä Eske, which runs across Southern Finland from east to west.

In old photos, you can see the Meadow as it used to be half a century ago: a pasture for cows and a field for collecting hay. In the summertime, the Meadow is full of flowers like sweet smelling meadowsweet and willowherb, which colours the whole meadow purple. In the spring and autumn, in particular, lots of birdwatchers come to Utö to observe migratory birds. The meadow was recently restored within the frames of a EU-project.