Eco-class in Bezhanitsy settlement is opened
On the 15th of November, an ecological class of Polistovsky Reserve was opened in the settlement of Bezhanitsy. On the opening day the All-Russian interactive lesson "Conservation of rare species" was held for the 4th grade pupils of Bezhanitsy school.
Meeting of activists from the villages of Gogolevo and Tsevlo
Yesterday, on the 14th of November, a meeting of active villagers from Gogolevo and guests from Tsevlo was held at the guest house of Polistovsky Reserve in Gogolevo. They discussed possible cooperation for the development of cultural life of the bogside region, as well as interaction with Polistovsky Reserve in the field of ecotourism.
Polistovsky Reserve photo exhibition at "Imperial" mall
A photo exhibition of Polistovsky Reserve, devoted to nature of the wetland and environmental work, has opened in Pskov shopping mall “Imperial”.
Photo contest "Feed the birds in winter"
Today, on the 12th of November, the tit's day is celebrated in Russia. On this day, people are taking care of birds: they set feeders and prepare a feed for the wintering birds.
The Reserve staff helped an injured buzzard
On Tuesday evening, an employee of Polistovsky Reserve found a rough-legged buzzard near the Bezhanitsy settlement, presumably hitting a power line. The bird lay on the ground and could not fly. Yesterday, the buzzard was transported to the ecopark "Zoograd", where experts will help him to recover.
Recidivist offenders are detained in Polistovsky Reserve
On the 28th of October, Polistovsky Reserve law-enforcement team detained three people who were illegally staying in the protected area in Loknyansky district. Violators came here to collect cranberries, two of them were detained repeatedly.
Autumn migration of birds: Anseriformes accounting and rare species
white-fronted geese, photo by Oscar Sayfullin
In the beginning of October, annual observation of the autumn migration of birds took place at the station of Polistovsky Reserve in the village of Ruchi. It was attended by employees of the protected area and volunteers-birdwatchers from among the teachers and graduates of the course BirdID.
Workshop for teachers "Environmental education and cooperation with protected areas"
From the 19th to the 21st of October, an annual seminar “Environmental education and cooperation with PAs” was held on the basis of Polistovsky Reserve in the village of Gogolevo. The event was attended by 18 teachers from Pskov region, Veliky Novgorod, Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Beaver surveys will be held in Polistovsky Reserve
On the 17th of October, a meeting on beaver surveys planned for 2019 was held in Polistovsky Reserve. In the course of the survey, beavers settlements will be counted, as well as the number of individuals and their territorial distribution within the Reserve and its buffer zone.
Law-enforcement news: massive cranberry collecting is prevented in the Reserve
Six violators who had illegaly entered Polistovsky Reserve to collect cranberries were detained by the law-enforcement team on the 9th of October in the area of Lugi. The protocols on an administrative offenses under Article 8.39 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation were drawn up.
Nature calendar: autumn in Polistovsky
This year's meteorological autumn began in Polistovsky Reserve only in the middle of September, rather lagging behind the calendar. Since еру 13th of September, maximum air temperatures haven't exceed +20°C, and average daily temperatures were consistently below +15°C. Since the 23rd of September, minimum temperatures've fallen below +10°C and autumn has fully come.
Ten violators have been detained in the Reserve since the beginning of the autumn
Ten environmental violators were revealed in Polistovsky Reserve since the beginning of the autumn. All of them illegally entered the protected area in order to collect cranberries, but were stopped by state inspectors of the Reserve.
Mycologists have found rare mushrooms in Polistovsky Reserve
Diplocarpa bloxamii, photo by Evgeny Popov
More than 10 rare species of mushrooms were found in Polistovsky Reserve in September by mycologists from Moscow (Moscow State University) and St. Petersburg (BIN RAS). Some species have not been met before in Pskov region, and one - diplocarpa bloxamii - was first met in Russia.
Open Day at Polistovsky Reserve
Yesterday, more than 20 teachers of natural sciences from Pskov region and Belarus visited the Open Day at Polistovsky Reserve. The event was held within the framework of the eco-educational project "Your land", implemented by the cross-border cooperation centre "Lake Peipsi project".
Schoolchildren from Bezhanitsy took part in the action "We clean the world"
Today students of the 4th and 8th forms of Bezhanitsky school took part in Polistovsky Reserve action "We Clean the World". First, the children attended an environmental lesson on the rational waste management, and then they cleaned the school grounds and the park.
Hydrological monitoring: survey of the bog surface on the hydrometric station
On the 10th of September, Polistovsky Reserve specialists conducted a third survey of the bog surface at the hydrometric station, designed to measure the level of bog waters during the growing season. This is an important part of hydrological monitoring, designed to monitor water level in the raised bog system.
Workshop "Environmental education and cooperation of educational institutions with PAs"
From the 19th to the 21st of October, Polistovsky Reserve conducts a workshop for teachers "Environmental education and cooperation of educational institutions with protected areas". Specialists in the field of environmental education, teachers, and specialists of education authorities are invited to participate.
Cranberry season - 2018: information for responsible nature users
This fall cranberry collecting will be allowed in the buffer zone of Polistovsky Reserve from the 10th of September to the 1st of December within the designated areas in order to support traditional nature use by the local population.
Autumn photo exhibitions of Polistovsky Reserve in the universities of Pskov region
Since the beginning of the school year, two photo exhibitions of Polistovsky Reserve are opened in Pskov State University: "Autumn" and "Cranberry Tour", and in Velikie Luki State Agricultural Academy during September you can admire the exposition dedicated to the feathered inhabitants of the Reserve.
Polistovsky through the eyes of volunteers: the Reserve was visited by photographers
Last week, a volunteer program for photographers was held in Polistovsky Reserve. From the 20th to the 24th of August, guests of the protected area made photos of the raised bog, ecotourism infrastructure and other interesting objects - natural and historical.
Festive program "My Village" in the village of Gogolevo
On the 20th of August, the feast "My Village" was held in Gogolevo. It was organized by the Polistovsky Reserve together with the village House of Culture. Games, a concert, rewarding the most active residents were held within the framework of the event.
Summer in the colors of the whole world
In the beginning of August Polistovsky Reserve was visited by trainees from the international youth organization AIESEC, participants of the Lesomania project implemented with the support of Leroy Merlin. For three days, young people from Colombia, Brazil, Egypt, Tunisia, the Czech Republic, Turkey, India, Pakistan, China, France and Spain were engaged in a variety of tasks, including household chores, organization of a play for children, and, of course, visiting ecological routes and getting acquainted with the Reserve’s nature.
Children's ecological hike "Rodnik" in Polistovsky Reserve
In July, a children's ecological hike "Rodnik" was held in Polistovsky Reserve. The hike took place on the territory of the Reserve's buffer zone in Loknyansky district, and was attended by 17 schoolchildren from Bezhanitsky and Loknyansky districts, Pskov and Veliky Novgorod.
A golden eagle nest with a nestling was found in the Reserve
On the 10th of July, employees of Polistovsky Reserve found a golden eagle nest with a nestling in. Expedition to the Reserve was organized specifically to check the long-known nest of this rare bird included in the Red Data Book of Russia.
Scientists continue inventory of intra-bog islands
Scientists from St. Petersburg and Kaluga continue to inventory the intra-bog islands of Polistovsky Reserve. During a five-day expedition, experts surveyed plant communities of 10 islands in the northern part of the protected area.
Polistovsky Reserve at "River Velikaya" festival in Opochka town
On the 6th of June representatives of Polistovsky Reserve spoke at the festival "River Velikaya" in Opochka. They told about the cooperation of the Reserve with local community and development of cognitive tourism in Polistovsky area, which combines natural and historical and cultural components.
Moscow scientists noted the high species diversity of plants in the meadows of Polistovsky Reserve
High species diversity and a large number of rare plants were found in Polistovsky Reserve by geobotanists from the Lomonosov Moscow State University and Greenpeace Russia. From the 25th to the 29th of June, they conducted a geobotanical survey of the meadows of the protected area.
Special offer: free accommodation in the guest house of Polistovsky Reserve in Gogolevo village in July
Polistovsky Reserve launches a special offer for ecotourists. During July, accommodation in the new guest house of Polistovsky Reserve in the village of Gogolevo is free for all the visitors of the nature excursions.
Polistovsky Reserve at the Forum for Socially Responsible Tourism
Representatives of Polistovsky Reserve took part in the first Forum of Socially Responsible Tourism "#Help while traveling!" in Pskov with a presentation about its experience in the development of sustainable eco-tourism.
Calendar of nature: summer is going on
After a short period of cooling visited Polistovye last week, the maximum daily air temperatures rose above 20 degrees again. Summer continues, and characteristic summer natural phenomena and events occur.
Tourists met a moose calf on the eco-trail "Mossmen route"
On the 11th of June, tourists of Polistovsky Reserve met a moose calf during an excursion along the ecological trail "Mossmen route". After a while, a mother-moose returned to the calf, and together they went away, into the protected area.
Study of the black-throated loon population
Specialists of Polistovsky Reserve found a pair of black-throated loons listed in Red Data Book of Russia, during an expedition on studying the population of this rare species.
The winners of the contest of social advertising "Ecology through the children's eyes"
Schoolchildren from 27 regions of Russia took part in the social advertising contest "Ecology through the children's eyes", held by Polistovsky Reserve. The children from the Crimea and Murmansk region, from Altai and from Pskov, from Buryatia, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Karelia, Voronezh and many other cities sent works for participation in the contest.
Calendar of nature: "pre-summer" in full swing
This year the spring in Polistovye came swiftly and lasted for two months only. After the cool April days, May pleased pskov region residents with warm summer weather. And indeed, according to the data of an automatic meteorological station of Polistovsky Reserve, on the 1st of May the air warmed up to +25.9 degrees (Celsius).
Action "Meet Your Land" in Pskov
On Saturday, the 2nd of May, Pskov schoolchildren checked their knowledge of Polistovsky Reserve and other protected natural areas of the region as part of the environmental information action "Meet Your Land!".
Photo exhibition of Polistovsky Reserve at Pulkovo Airport
A photo exhibition of Polistovsky Reserved opened at Pulkovo Airport. The exposition acquaints residents and guests of the Northern capital of Russia with the untouched beauty of Polistovsky nature and activities of the protected area.
End of the school year - time to go to the Reserve
In May, several school groups from Pskov region visited eco-trails of Polistovsky Reserve: pupils of the third and sixth forms of Bezhanitsky school, as well as mixed groups from Piskovsky and Nasvinsky schools.
Polistovsky Reserve is 24 years old
Today is Polistovsky Reserve's birthday. For 24 years, the Reserve has been preserving and studying raised bogs of Polistovo-Lovatskaya bog system, and acquainting all interested with this amazing, beautiful world.
Marsh for Parks in Loknya settlement
On the 22nd of May the action "March for Parks" organized by Polistovsky Reserve was held in Loknya settlement. As a part of the action, Loknya residents planted trees on the Octyabrskaya street; and then a cognitive ecological site introducing students to the Reserve took place on the territory of Loknyansky school.
Training seminar "The Role of NGOs in the preservation of natural and cultural heritage and the development of rural settlements"
Last week, deputy director of Polistovsky Reserve, Elena Perova, and a resident of Gogolevo village, Evgenia Slizkova, attended a training seminar on the role of NGOs in the preservation of natural and cultural heritage and the development of rural settlements in the Valdai National Park, where specialists from different regions discussed new ways of mutually beneficial cooperation between protected areas and residents of nearby settlements.
"Reserves' week" in Bezhanitsky school
From the 14th to the 20th of May "Reserves' week" was held in Bezhanitsky school, during the week teachers and pupils learned more about Polistovsky reserve. The week ended with an open ecological site on the 20th of May, where volunteers from among schoolchildren told residents and guests of Bezhanitsy about Polistovsky Reserve in a game form.
A photo exhibition and a presentation of Polistovsky Reserve in the Social Services Center of Velikiye Luki city
Yesterday, on the 15th of May, employees of Polistovsky Reserve opened a photo exhibition at the Social Services Center of Velikie Luki and told pensioners and people with disabilities about nature consrvation.
Practice of students of the ornithological course BirdID
Last week, the students of the training course on field ird identification (birdwatching) Bird ID passed the practice in Polistovsky Reserve. This ornithological practice is conducted on the basis of Polistovsky Reserve for the second time, the first students of the course visited the protected area last year.
Joint raids on the protection of aquatic biological resources continue
Last week, Polistovsky Reserve law-enforcmnt team conducted two protection raids in conjunction with an employee of the Department of state control, supervision and fish protection of Pskov region. They drew up two protocols on administrative offences, and pulled 3 fishing nets from the rivers.
Volunteer May Day: Polistovsky Reserve was visited by volunteers
On the eve and during the weekend, timed to the May Day, the first volunteers in this year visited Polistovsky Reserve. Last week, a volunteer program on cleaning up the territory and beautification was held, and at the weekend the Reserve was visited by volunteers-photographers.
Participants of the eco-marathon "Paper Boom" collected 9.5 tons of waste paper
9.5 tons of waste paper were collected in Bezhanitsy settlement by the participants of the eco-marathon "Paper Boom", organized by Polistovsky Reserve with the support of Bezhanitsy consumers’ cooperative. The winners of the marathon have been determined; they will receive gift certificates for visiting Polistovsky Reserve excursions.
Joint raid with the representative of the department of fish protection of Pskov region
Last week, state inspectors of Polistovsky Reserve law-enforcemnt team conducted a joint raid with an employee of the Department of state control, supervision and fish protection of Pskov region. Two administrative offenses were revealed.
Polistovsky Reserve at a seminar for teachers of natural sciences
On the 20th of April, employees of Polistovsky Reserve spoke at a seminar for teachers of natural sciences in Velikiy Novgorod, held under the motto "Let's return practice to school." They told colleagues about their work in the field of environmental education and interpretation and about the opportunities for cooperation.
Nature calendar: "green spring" has come
The first phenological sub-season of spring (snowy spring), which began in Polistovye on the 10th of March, was quite extended and contrasting. Its average temperature was -1.8°C. On the 15th of March, frosts returned, and on the 17th of March the temperature dropped to -18°C, but on the 18th of March, spring began to come into force again, although it occasionally missed the initiative.
«By the beaver's path» - only wearing rubber boots
This week the staff of Polistovsky Reserve made an exploratory trip to the ecological path "By the beaver's path". The route is ready to welcome tourists, but thanks to the activity of beavers near the trail it is wet in some places, and tourists need to come in rubber boots.
Polistovsky Reserve law-enforcement team detained a citizen with a weapon in the buffer zone
On the 17th of April , during a regular raid, the law-enforcement team of Polistovsky Reserve detained a citizen who was in the Reserve's buffer zone with a hunting weapon. The weapon was withdrawn and transferred to the police, state inspectors drew up a protocol on an administrative offense.
"Polistovsky spring" photo exhibition is opened at "Apelsin" mall
On the 16th of April, the photo exhibition "Polistovsky spring" began its work in the central gallery of th mall "Orange" (the city of Velikie Luki). The exhibition consists of pictures by a professional wildlife photographer Andrian Kolotilin.
Polistovsky Reserve conducts an eco-marathon "Paper Boom"
Polistovsky Reserve conducts an eco-marathon "Paper Boom" for collecting paper in Bezhanitsy settlement. Everyone will be able to hand over the junk paper near the building of the Concert Hall from 10 am to 3 pm on the 27th of April.
Tsevlo residents visited Philosophovy historical and cultural center
On the 10th of April, the most active residents of Tsevlo village visited the excursion to Bezhanitsky historical and cultural center of the Philosophovy. The trip was organized by Polistovsky Reserve.
"Ecology through the children's eyes" contest
Polistovsky Reserve invites schoolchildren to take part in the contest of social advertising "Ecology through the children's eyes". The contest is held in two categories: the best propaganda poster "Reach out your hand to nature" and the best video clip "Green Lens".
Fire season is opened in Polistovsky Reserve
Yesterday, on the 9th of April, state inspectors of the law-enforcement team of Polistovsky Reserve detected and extinguished two dry grass fires in the buffer zone of the Reserve in Loknyansky district. Presumably, fires were caused by human's actions, the guilty were not found.
Moscow and St. Petersburg tour operators visited Polistovsky Reserve
Last weekend the Polistovsky Reserve was visited by a group of tour operators from Moscow and St. Petersburg. They came as part of an advertising and information tour #Reserve developed by Pskov company "Travel Atmosphere".
"Plavnitskoe bog" is waiting for tourists
Polistovsky Reserve ecological route "Plavnitskoye bog" is ready to receive tourists. This conclusion was made by the staff of the protected area after inspecting the route on the 3rd of April: they estimated the patency of the trail, checked the condition of the decks and cleared the path from the forest debris.
Spring has come to Polistovsky Reserve
After the onset of warming, we can presum that the spring has come. Starting from the 10th of March, the maximum air temperatures have steadily passed through 0 degrees towards warming. That means that meteorological spring started in Polistovsky Reserve.
Spring holidays in Polistovye: Gogolevo village
Traditional meeting of the children who spend school holidays in the village took place at Polistovsky Reserve guest house in Gogolevo village on the 28th of March. They played, talked about the spring changes in nature and about their village.
Ecological hour "Save early spring flowers" in Bezhanitsy
Ecological hour "Save early spring flowers" will take place at 12:00 on the 30th of March in Bezhanitsy Central District Library named after A.P. Phylosophova. The event will be held in the framework of Polistovsky Reserve Friends Club.
Photo exhibition of Polistovsky Reserve at Pskov State University
On the 26th of March a photo exhibition dedicated to the nature and work of Polistovsky Reserve opened at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Medical and Psychological Education of Pskov State University.
Following the traces of the willow ptarmigan
Work on studing Red Data Book species - the Central Russian willow ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus rossicus) continues in Polistovsky Reserve. From the 12th to the 16th of March, field work was carried out: a number of raised bog areas and edges of some settlements in the buffer zone of the Reserve were surveyed.
Construction of a pier on Tsevlo Lake is completed
The pier for boats on the shore of Tsevlo Lake in the village of the same name is completed. Construction started this winter by employees of Polistovsky Reserve; and soon, after ice melting, the pier will be opened for use to everyone.
Salty feeder for moose have been renewed in Polistovsky Reserve
Yesterday, state inspectors of Polistovsky Reserve renewed one of the salty feeders for ungulates - they enlarged it and replenished the salt reserves. This place is mostly visited by moose, but sometimes other inhabitants of the Reserve also come here.
Participants of the EU international project study the role of Polistovsky Reserve in the life of local community
On Friday, the 16th of March, scientists from Pskov State University, Siberian Federal University and Estonian University of Natural Sciences visited Polistovsky Reserve and Tsvlo village for research in the framework of the international project "EU governance of natural resources: geopolitics, regions and sectors" (GRaSs).
Lessons «Protected Areas» in the schools of Pskov Region
Employees of Polistovsky Reserve began to conduct lessons "Protected Areas" in the schools of Pskov region. The events are held within the framework of the project "Your land", implemented by the Cross-boder cooperation center «Lake Peipsi project, Pskov» with the support of a grant of the President of the Russian Federation.
Protection of Polistovsky Reserve territory in winter - 2018
State inspectors of Polistovsky Reserve passed 7 570 kilometers during patrolling of the protected area in the two winter months of 2018.
Open lecture of Polistovsky Reserve in Velikie Luki State Agricultural Academy
Last week, on the eve of the World Wildlife Day, Velikie Luki State Agricultural Academy hosted an open lecture of Polistovsky Reserve, where students and staff of the Academy got acquainted with this protected area.
Photo exhibition "Protected Areas of Russia" in the Сulture Нouse of the city of Velikiye Luki
On the 1st of March, the employees of the Polistovsky Reserve placed a photo exhibition "Protected Areas of Russia" in the Culture House named after the Leninist Komsomol of the city of Velikiye Luki, which presents scenic natural pictures from National Parks and Nature Reserves of our country.
Snow depth in Polistovsky Reserve reached half a meter for the first time in 5 years
The height of the snow cover in Polistovsky Reserve reached 50 cm for the first time since the winter of 2012-2013. Such data was received by the employees of the Reserve after the snow survey - a part of environmental monitoring.
Polistovsky Reserve employees discussed the prospects for the development of ecological tourism and cooperation with Gogolevo village residents in Locniansky district.
On the eve of the Defender of the Fatherland Day representatives of the departments of environmental education, interpretation and tourism and law-enforcement of Polistovsky Reserve and Gogolevo village residents gathered together in the new guest house in Gogolevo.
Polistovsky Reserve shared experience with the audience of "Winter School" in Pskov
On the 20th of February, Polistovsky Reserve presented its experience in the field of environmental education at an information event for specialists of eco-centers and teachers of natural sciences "Winter School", organized by NGO "Lake Peipsi Project" in the framework of the eco-educational project "Your Land".
Winter route accounting of animals in Polistovsky Reserve
Polistovsky Reserve employees conducted winter route accountings of hunting species of animals. Inhabitants of the protected area were counted by their footprints on 5 routes, about 15 km long each.
Tsevlo village residents discussed cooperation with Polistovsky Reserve
On Friday, the 16th of February, Polistovsky Reserve staff met with the residents of Tsevlo village on the scientific-technical base of Polistovsky Reserve and discussed plans for the upcoming summer tourist season.
New winter route is opened in Polistovsky Reserve
A new winter ecological route started work in Polistovsky Reserve. It is held in the cold season on snowmobiles and tells visitors about winter on Polistovsky bogs, history of the bog settlements and work of the Reserve's employees.
February 14 - Polistovsky Reserve at the festival "Pristine Russia"
On the 10th of February, Polistovsky Reserve took part in the All-Russian nature festival "Pistine Russia". Visitors of the festival got acquainted with the raised bog, its natural value and inhabitants, and took part in Polistovsky Reserve interactive games.
Fire safety info-boards are installed in the vicinity of the Reserve
Yesterday Polistovsky Reserve staff installed information signs with fire-prevention propaganda on the main routes leading to the protected natural area.
Polistovsky bog is frozen to 16 centimeters deep
Annually with the onset of cold weather, Polistovsky Reserve employees start to monitor the process of freezing and subsequent thawing of the raised bog. Now, by the middle of winter, the surface of the bog has already frozen to a depth of 16 centimeters.
Schoolchildren got acquainted with the PAs of Russia at the photo exhibition at Philosophovy historical and cultural center
Today the students of Bezhanitskaya school attended Polistovsky Reserve event, dedicated to the protected areas of Russia. It was held at Philosophovy Historical and Cultural Center in Bezhanitsy, where the photo exhibition "Protected Areas of Russia" started its work.
Photo exhibition at Velikie Luki State Agricultural Academy
Today Polistovsky Reserve photo exhibition "Winter" was opened at Velikie Luki State Agricultural Academy, it is dedicated to the life of nature and the inhabitants of the protected area in the cold season.
How to count animals correctly: a briefing was held in the Reserve
Today Polistovsky Reserve state inspectors were instructed to conduct winter route countings of the main hunting species of animals and birds. Counters received route maps, and planned counting work for this season.
Protected areas system of Russia celebrates 101-year anniversary
Today the Day of National Nature Reserves and National Parks is celebrated in Russia. 101 years ago the first National Nature Reserve - Barguzinsky - was created in our country. In honor of this holiday Polistovsky Reserve offers readers a test on Russian protected areas system, the test is here.
Winter school holidays with Polistovsky Reserve
During winter school holidays in Tsevlo and Gogolevo villages, children and their parents took part in the New Year's cognitive events dedicated to Polistovsky Reserve nature.
Polistovsky Reserve photo exhibition in Pskov
Polistovsky exhibition is opened in Pskov cinema "Pobeda", here you can learn everything, or almost everything about Polistovsky Reserve with the help of photographs.
New snowmobiles start working on protection of the territory of Polistovsky Reserve
New Polaris snowmobiles are fully prepared for operation and started to be used by the law-enforcement team of Polistovsky Reserve. Two new snowmobiles will allow state inspectors to move around the territory as quickly as possible and make work more effective in winter.
5 facts about the spruce - let's save the green spruce!
Every year at the end of December, an ecological campaign "Save the green spruce!" calls evveryone to take care of coniferous trees , especially during the period of New Year's holidays. We suggest you to learn a little more about the spruce tree, and this year do not install a living tree at home
Polistovsky Reserve will take part in the development of environmental education in Pskov region
On the 18th of December Polistovsky Reserve presented its experience in the field of environmental education and interpretation at the Round Table "Protected Areas opportunities to improve the quality of environmental education" in Pskov. The round table was the first event of the project "Your land", implemented by NGO “Lake Peipsi Project, Pskov” with the support of Russian President Grant.
Ornithological expedition: Red Data Book findings
Almost elusive gray shrike and traces of the Central Russian willow ptarmigan were found by ornithologists during the expedition to Polistovsky Reserve, which took place from the 11th to the 14th of December. Both species are rare and included in the Red Data Books of Russia and Pskov Region.
Eco-game "Ecological mosaic" in Bezhanitsky school
Today pupils of the third form of Bezhanitsky secondary school checked their knowledge of nature and its protection, showed imagination and creativity, and competed in team contest "Ecological mosaic" organized by Polistovsky Reserve in conclusion of the year of the 100th anniversary of Russian system of protected areas.
Exhibition of drawings "My Motherland is rich in kindness" in Bezhanitsy and Loknya
Exhibitions of works participated in the contest of children's drawings "My Motherland is rich in kindness" are opened in Bezhanitsy Central District Library named after A.P. Philosophova and in Central District Library of Loknya settlement.
The first letters to animals came to Polistovsky Reserve
Polistovsky Reserve received the first letters to the inhabitants of the protected area. Letters to foxes, squirrels, beavers, hares and badgers were written by the pupils of Bezhanitsky school and a kindergarten in a framework of the project "Letters to animals".
As you know, winter is a very difficult time for birds: strong wind, frost, endless precipitation in the form of snow or rain make it difficult to search for food in a frozen forest.
Annually from the beginning of November within the framework of the action "Feed birds in winter" Polistovsky Reserve conducts lessons in schools of the Pskov region, that are dedicated to help for wintering birds.
From November 17 to December 20, 2017 in the Museum of local lore there is a photo exhibition "Winter in Polistovie".
The exposition presents artworks by natural photographer Andrian Kolotilin, who was one of the first who acquainted viewers with the amazing lands and hidden life of nature in swamps, forests and waters of Polistovsky Reserve.
From November 7 to 10, the All-Russian seminar-conference with international participation "The Nature Chronicle of Eurasia: A Large-Scale Analysis of Changing Ecosystems" was held in the Moscow Region.
Its guests were representatives of more than 60 Russian protected areas, RK MAB, Moscow State University the academic science.
On November 9 and 10, an interregional seminar for employees of pre-school and school institutions in the field of contemporary trends in environmental education was held in Polistovsky Reserve.
The organizers were employees of the department of environmental education and tourism of the reserve together with Greenpeace Russia.
On November 7-8, 2017, a training workshop for Polistovsky Reserve state inspectors was held.
The organizers of the event were Polistovsky Reserve together with Greenpeace Russia.
Polistovsky Reserve became one of the 8 specially protected natural areas, the delegates of which took part in a very unusual event.
This is hackathon - a forum in which specialists from different areas work together to solve an overall problem.
Since the beginning of the autumn, the amount of work for the security department of Polistovsky Reserve has increased.
In addition to patrolling and suppressing illegal harvesting of cranberries, state inspectors conducted joint raids with employees of other, but very close fields of activity.