Ministry of natural resources of the Russian federation

       Polistovsky National Nature Reserve

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Polistovsky news

  • June 20 - "Vacations in Polistovie" continue
  • June 19 - Meeting in Gogolevo
  • June 14 - Vacations in Polistovie
  • June 8 - Hydrological monitoring in Polistovie
  • June 7 - Start of the ecological contest "Your land"
  • June 6 - The Day of Ecology with Polistovsky Reserve
  • June 2 - Holiday for young residents of Bezhanitsy
  • May 31 - Meteorological results of May
  • May 29 - Students from Pskov meet Polistovie
  • May 23 - Pskov residents drew portraits of a dorhawk
  • March 3 - New souvenirs
  • February 28 - All-Russian nature reserve lessons
  • February 8 - VIII Galkin Readings
  • February 6 - IX scientific and practical conference
  • February 2 - Winter route accounting
  • January 24 - IV Festival "Pervozdannaya Rossiya"
  • January 19 - Opening of the winter snowmobile route
  • January 10 - Photo exhibition "Polistovsky Bird"
  • January 5 - New Year holidays for children
  • December 18 - New Year's master class
  • December 6 - Volunteer's Day in Bezhanitsy
  • December 2 - Ecological classes in November
  • November 28 - The Festival "Myths of the wetlands"
  • November 18 - Ecological action "Feed the birds in winter!"

Last week, the children's ecoeducative program "Vacations in Polistovie" hosted master classes on arts and crafts.


On June 16, in Gogolevo village a meeting between the residents of and the staff of Polistovsky Reserve took place.


Since June 5 ecoeducative program for children began on the basis of the Tsevlo Village Club.


Work on hydrological monitoring in Polistovsky Reserve is continuing.


Environmental initiatives of residents and guests of Pskov region will be rewarded.


Polistovsky Reserve congratulated young library visitors on the Day of Ecology.


Polistovsky Reserve took part in celebration of International Children's Day in Bezhanitsy.

On June 1 young families of Bezhanitsky district gathered for a holiday in Bezhanitsky park and in the cinema "Kvant". Here was held a solemn ceremony of awarding talented youth, a concert from Children's Art School students, street performances and games.


May turned out to be very contrast and unusual, it gave us snow and heat, as well as flowering of long-awaited herbaceous and woody plants.

May, like the previous month, this year turned out to be abnormally cool. All phenological and meteorological phenomena occur with a relative delay. The average monthly temperature in May was 10.1 ° C with a norm for this month 12 ° C. The weather made its adjustments to the plans of Polistovie inhabitants for the May holidays: it was unusual to celebrate May 1st at an average daily temperature of 3.6 ° C, and on May 9 snow completely covered the surface. That day became the coldest day in May: the average daily temperature was only 1.3 ° C. After the holidays, the temperature started to approach its usual annual marks and by the beginning of the third decade of the month reached its maximum: on May 20, the average daily air temperature reached 26.3 ° C, and the average temperature on that day was 17.1 ° C. This year May turned out to be contrast, the temperature amplitude was 16 ° C, which is quite unusual for the last month of spring.


From May 15 to 22 a group of PskovSU students had a practice in the territory of Polistovsky Reserve.

Students practice in Polistovsky Reserve annually. On Monday, May 15, a group of 3-year students of bio-ecology from the Pskov State University arrived at the reserve base in Tsevlo village. From May 15 to 22 19 students (the head of practice - the senior teacher of the Department of Botany and Ecology of Plants Mikhalap SG) got acquainted with the work of the reserve both in theory and in field classes.


On May 19 Pskov reserve museum in counteraction with Polistovsky reserve joined the international action "Museum night". From evening until midnight, the doors of the central building of the museum, the picture gallery, the Pogankin Chambers were opened for guests, and some interactive events were held in the open air in the museum yard.

The "Museum Night - 2017" started from the photo exhibition "Polistovsky birds" together with the winners of readers' contest dedicated to the Year of ecology in Russia. The director of the reserve museum, Yuri Kiselev, in his opening remark reminded of the importance to take care of the nature, drawing a parallel with the support of the cultural heritage as an "ecology of the soul".


Dear friends, we have good news for you!

Polistovsky Reserve updated the assortment of souvenirs. It's not all new items of the year, just some of them.

Firstly, we released series of new mugs - they are made in brand colors of the reserve, and each picture is handmade! Here are a charming little swamp predator sundew, pine and inhabitants of the water spaces - waders.

Secondly, a pleasant surprise for those who collects our magnets. We have released several new magnets that would introduce you to the avian inhabitants of the Polistovye.


All-Russian nature reserve lesson in Pskov region.

Employees of the Department of environmental education and tourism continue to meet schoolchildren of the Pskov region with Russian system of protected areas and Polistovsky state nature reserve.


Employees of the scientific department of Polistovsky Reserve took part in the VIII Galkina Readings in St. Petersburg.

According to tradition, the Galkina readings are timed to the World Wetlands Day and are held in honor of E.A. Galkina, an outstanding swamp researcher, one of the pioneers in the study of bogs with help of aerial and space photography.

The themes of the VIII Galkin Readings covered a wide range of contemporary studies of bogs. The general attention was paid to the newest methods of marsh systems research: aerial photography, space photography, the use of 3D models in the study of wetlands, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (quadrocopters), the use of georadar profiling, etc. Also publications on the study of marshes with classical "terrestrial" methods were presented. The geography of the bogs was widely presented at the conference: marsh systems were considered from the Kaliningrad region and Belarus to Kamchatka, including the North-West of Russia, Volga region, Central Russia, Southern Ural, Western Siberia.


On February 3 in Bezhanitsy, there was held the 9th ecological holiday dedicated to the World Wetlands Day.

Traditionally, the festival is being held in the format of a scientific and practical conference and is organized by Polistovsky and Rdeisky Reserves.

Annually, starting from 2007, the event gathers young naturalists from Pskov and Novgorod regions. At the conference, participants share their knowledge and experience in environmental, scientific, research or environmental education activities. On the holiday, the staff of Rdeisky Reserve acquainted the children with the Polistovo-Lovatskaya bog system, the history of its study, unique properties and functions. Elena Perova, deputy director for environmental education and tourism of Polistovsky Reserve, spoke about the world's marshes, as well as the partner of the reserve, Store Mosse National Park, which protects the largest swamp in southern Sweden.


The winter route record of the number of mammals in Polistovsky Reserve was completed.

In January, state inspectors of the reserve together with the theriologist Andrey V. Sapogov, an experienced specialist of Central-Siberian biosphere reserve, conducted measures to determine the number of species of mammals and birds in the reserve by the method of winter route accounting.

Such events repeat every year in the guard and reserve zone of two districts: Bezhanitsky and Loknyansky in order to determine the density of population and the number of mammals of Polistovsky Reserve. This year, at the time of accounting, the weather was good, and practically nothing prevented to pass routes, some of which lies in the swampy terrain and mixed forests. The average length of the route is approximately 12 kilometers, and 2 operational groups pass them on snowmobiles.


Polistovsky Reserve took part in the nature festival "Pervozdannaya Rossiya".

"A good taste prompted a good society that touching nature is the very last word of science, reason and common sense."

On January 20 in Moscow, in the Central House of Artists, the 4th photo exhibition "Pervozdannaya Rossiya" was opened. Exhibition is a large-scale event dedicated to the Year of ecology and the 100th anniversary of the Russian reserve system.

At the exhibition one can see unique collections of photos that leave vivid impression in the soul of everyone who is not indifferent to the beauty of remote and picturesque places of our country. The program of the festival includes educative scientific lectures, master classes, meetings with travelers and photographers, presentations of protected nature objects and films about wild places of our country.


Ecological route on snowmobiles.

The winter affirmed in Polistovsky Reserve. Past snowfalls adorned everything around with fluffy white caps and finally gave us the opportunity to open our winter ecological route on snowmobiles!

Excursion passes through the protected area of the reserve and show the participants fantastic landscapes - forests wrapped in snow shawls, plains of snow-white fields and marshes, smooth icy surface of the frozen lake Tsevlo. The route duration can vary in agreement with the participants. Traveling on a snowmobile will allow participants to get acquainted with those places where it could be very difficult and sometimes impossible to get in a warm time. A pleasant end to the tour could be a tea party with fragrant herbal teas and village pies at a guesthouse in Tsevlo village.


On January 10 in the House of culture of the Lenin Komsomol in Velikiye Luky a photo exhibition "Polistovsky Bird" opened its doors.

The exposition presented the works of the famous Moscow photographer Andrian Kolotilin, who cooperated with the Polistovsky Reserve for a long time.

For two weeks of the photo exhibition, residents and guests of the city could meet closely feathered inhabitants of protected lands. Here one can see the black-throated diver, listed in the Red Book of the Russian Federation, the golden plover, a rare bird nesting in the most impenetrable parts of the reserve, a swan that built a cozy nest right on a swamp, and many other birds inhabiting Polistovie.


Activities on vacation for the children of Tsevlo village.

As we know, vacations are designed for recreation, but it could be different: for example, learning or participating in interesting activities, as did the guys from the camp "Rodnik".


On December 18, a creative master class "Alternative fir-tree" was held in the Bezhanitsy District Library.

Svetlana Nikitina, an employee of the Environmental Education Department of the Polistovsky Reserve, together with the craftsman Anna Alekseeva demonstrated to children and adults several options to create unusual Christmas trees from improvised materials such as napkins, threads and tinsel.


On December 4, a festive event dedicated to the International Volunteer Day took place in Bezhanitsy.

The organizers of the festival were "Yunost" Youth Center and Polistovsky State Nature Reserve.


Lessons as a part of the campaign "Feed birds in winter".

During November in schools of the Pskov region, the environmental education department staff kept lessons on wintering birds. Lessons were held as a part of the "Tomtit Day" campaign.

During lessons, children listened with interest to amazing stories about birds that do not fly to warm regions, played themed quizzes and participated in making bullfinch origami. Employees of the reserve together with children discussed that winter is a difficult time for birds, and at this time of year they die more often not from cold but starve to death. As it turned out, children are actively involved in the life of the birds. They brought at classroom self-made bird feeders of improvised material, and then hung them out near their homes and on the school grounds.


Last weekend the staff of Polistovsky Reserve visited the Festival "Myths of the wetlands", organized by the Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve. 

Participating in this event for the employees of the department of environmental education and tourism is a great opportunity to exchange experiences with colleagues. It is important that the Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve is located on the territory of neighboring country and therefore it goes its own way of development, different from our Russian experience. But at the same time we have common history and Slavic culture, similarity of presented landscapes, that makes our cooperation particularly interesting. 


Polistovsky Reserve invites everyone to join the All-Russian action "Feed the birds in the winter!" 

Winter is the most difficult time for the birds. Cold made insects to hide, seeds and berries are covered with the snow. Many of the birds migrate in autumn to other regions, where food is more plentiful, but some of them remain in their native places.