This year, the spring in Polistovsky Reserve was very early. The thaw, which began in early February, lasted for 13 days and turned out to be not just a temporary warming, but the beginning of meteorological spring. In phenology, this stage is called the “snowy spring”.
Winter hydrological monitoring in Polistovsky Reserve
Raised bog is a large water body; therefore, observations of hydrological parameters are conducted in Polistovsky reserve all year round. In the summer water levels in the bog and rivers are monitored; and during the winter, observations of snow cover and freezing of the bog massif are held. Monitoring of these parameters was also carried out this winter.
Beaver countings have been held in the raised bog of Polistovsky Reserve
Last week, employees of Polistovsky Reserve together with the PhD, zoologist Nikolay Korablev, first conducted beaver accountings in the bog. This work continued last year's surveys, which took place in October in the Reserve's buffer zone.