From 21 to 23 November, on the basis of the Nizhne-Svirsky nature reserve, in the village of Kovkenitsy, a training seminar was held under the title "The use of UAVs in work in protected areas."
What is a UAV? If you decipher these three letters, it turns out that the UAV is an unmanned aerial vehicle.
Polistovsky Reserve received two awards from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation!
At the All-Russian Congress of Directors of Protected Areas, which is now taking place in the town of Zheleznovodsk,
Stavropol Territory, the results of the competition "The Golden Path of Russia" were summed up.
Among the many protected areas, our Polistovye was singled out, which pleases!
Representatives of the Pskov Region Tourism Committee, the Pskov Region Transport and Roads Committee, the Head of the
Bezhanitsky District, the Deputy Head of the Loknyansky District, the director and employees of the Polistovsky Reserve,
as well as representatives of the Pskovavtodor State Budgetary Institution of the Pskov Region came to inspect the roads.
Back in early autumn 2020, the Polistovsky Reserve, together with the Tourism Committee of the Pskov Region and
the Committee for Natural Resources of the Pskov Region, prepared a request to the Administration of the Pskov Region
describing the condition of roads in the Podberezenskaya volost and the Polistovsky rural settlement.
During the visit, the expert commission studied the problem sections of the roads, and decisions were made on further
actions to bring the roads to a satisfactory condition.
Полистовский заповедник – край первозданных болот и озёр, чередующихся разнообразными внутриболотными островами, что создаёт чрезвычайно пёструю природную мозаику.
Такое сочетание биотопов определяет с одной стороны важную роль в формировании флоры мохообразных растений, с другой – сосудистых растений. Многообразие объектов растительного мира на протяжении многих лет привлекает внимание ведущих специалистов и исследовательских коллективов, которые проводят инвентаризацию видового состава растений Полистовского заповедника.
The Polistovsky Reserve is a land of pristine bogs and lakes, alternating with various bog islands, which creates an extremely variegated natural mosaic.
This combination of biotopes determines, on the one hand, an important role in the formation of the flora of bryophytes, and on the other hand, vascular plants. The variety of flora objects for many years has attracted the attention of leading specialists and research teams who carry out an inventory of the species composition of plants of the Polistovsky Reserve. The monitoring work has resulted in a new scientific product that summarizes the long-term studies of the flora of the reserve. We bring to your attention two new scientific publications of the Polistovsky Reserve: VASCULAR PLANTS OF THE POLISTOVSKY RESERVE and MOSSES OF POLISTOVSKY RESERVE.
The annotated list of mosses of the Polistovsky Reserve includes ecological and cenotic characteristics, information on the location and occurrence of 138 species of mosses in the territory of the Polistovsky Reserve and 19 species of mosses recorded only in the protected zone.
The publication Vascular Plants of the Polistovsky Reserve contains an annotated list of vascular plants of the Polistovsky State Nature Reserve, which contains 479 species and hybrids growing on the territory of the reserve, and 132 species and hybrids recorded only in its protected zone.
Systematic work on the inventory of flora and fauna continues and next year new editions will be published, including an annotated list of species diversity of various taxonomic groups of living organisms of the Polistovsky Reserve.
October is over, the autumn is coming to its end, which means the "hottest" time for the state inspectors of the Polistovsky Reserve finishes.
We have already repeatedly said that this year the cranberry crop in Polistovye is close to zero, but some people still tried to go to the protected area of the Polistovsky Reserve to personally verify this.
On October 28 and 29, on the basis of the Polistovsky Reserve in the village of Gogolevo, a scientific conference "On the Green Wave" was held.
The meeting was timed to coincide with the Day of Wildlife Workers and brought together those who are not indifferent to nature and environmental problems of our time.
In the middle of autumn, the staff of the Reserve, during raids and conducting environmental excursions, noticed that the water in the rivers of Polistovye was rapidly decreasing.
We asked the director of the Polistovsky Reserve, Nikolai Korablev, to comment on the phenomenon:
State inspectors of the Polistovsky Reserve stopped violations of the reserve regime.
The beginning of October was not easy for the security personnel.
This is not the first year that the Polistovsky Reserve has been providing such an opportunity to specialists in the tourism industry.
To do this, information tours are held here, during which representatives of travel agencies and tour operators can get acquainted with the ecological routes of the reserve and additional excursions of local inhabitants, local cuisine and living conditions.
The golden autumn month of September is coming to an end.
It's time to find out how things are going with the state inspectors of the Polistovsky Reserve, because the beginning of autumn is also the beginning of the collection of wild plants and their fruits by people, which means that the work of guards has increased.
So, in the Cadet School of the city of Velikie Luki, the exhibition "The World of a raised bog" began its work.
The exposition will acquaint children and teachers with the amazing and mysterious protected world. The photographs show mesmerizing views of swamp landscapes, many birds and plants, including those from the Red Book. The exhibition consists of 36 works, which were worked on by both professional photographers and volunteers of the Polistovsky Reserve. The photo exhibition will last until mid-October, and then it will move on, but where is still a secret.
Фотовыставки Полистовского заповедника, после долгого перерыва, снова начинают свои путешествия!
Итак, в Кадетской школе города Великие Луки начала свою работу выставка «Мир верхового болота».
Наука о насекомых - энтомология в Полистовском заповеднике практикует ряд экспериментальных методов. Но лишь некоторые из них отличаются универсальностью по трудоемкости и результативности.
В Полистовье мы неоднократно применяем основной метод изучения динамики развития энтомофауны на пробных площадях.
The staff of the reserve took part in the rescue of a stork found near the village of Podberez'e, Loknyansky district.
For help, the villagers turned to Marina Sidenko, an ornithologist, candidate of biological sciences, head of volunteer center for helping storks “The White Stork House”.
The meetings took place before the start of the cranberry season.
One of the topic of the meetings was to talk about the key points the cranberries collection in the buffer zone of the reserve.
С 10 сентября по 1 декабря официально разрешён сбор клюквы на выделенных участках в охранной зоне Полистовского заповедника.
Так, в Локнянском районе разрешён сбор ягод в трёх местах: ур. Болтухино, ур. Усадьба и ур. Сосново, а в Бежаницком районе разрешённых мест для сбора клюквы нет.
From September 10 to December 1, the collection of cranberries is officially allowed in designated areas in the buffer zone of the Polistovsky Reserve.
In the Loknyansky district, berry picking is allowed in three areas: Boltukhino, Usad’ba and Yazvi. In the Bezhanitsky district there are no permitted places for collecting cranberries.
In August, a small group of volunteers from St. Petersburg and Moscow visited the Polistovsky Reserve.
The volunteers painted the outer walls of our small museum of village life in the Gogolevo village, and also made wonderful pictures of the museum itself - now we can use these photos in booklets, postcards and calendars, and also show pictures on social networks for our potential tourists)
The volunteers worked under the guidance of the curator of the museum - Evgenia Slizkova. She also gave the guests a tour of the village. And of course, the staff of the reserve gave the volunteers a tour to one of the ecological roughts of the Reserve "The beaver’s Path".
Thank you very much for your work and valuable photos. Come to us again!
Nikolay Korablev was appointed director of the Polistovsky Reserve. The corresponding order was signed by the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation Dmitry Kobylkin on August 19.
The first online wildlife festival "RosyankaFest" was held on social networks of the Polistovsky Reserve from July 29 to August 2.
The festival held for the second year in a row, but this year, due to the current situation in the country and in the world, we were unable to hold the festival as a city event.
The field expedition of professors and students of St. Petersburg State University took place from 20 to 25 July 2020 in Polistovsky Reserve.
In total, the researchers visited 10 bog islands.
Еhe online Wildlife Festival RosyankaFEST will be held on social networks of the Polistovsky Reserve from July 29 to August 2.
The festival will include many different events - popular science lectures, talks about eco-education and the Russian Protected Areas system, short videos from national parks and reserves of Russia and videos about bogs of the world.
The results of the competition for young leaders "Ambassadors of protected areas" have been summed up.
During 2020-2021, 15 young people will take part in an educational program and work with brand development of one of the 15 protected areas in Russia.
Last week, employees of the Polistovsky Reserve helped residents of the Bezhanitsky district restore a popular recreation place near a pond.
In mid-June, a hurricane struck near the village of Fishnevo, which damaged everything that stood in its way.
Dear friends, we are happy to inform you that the Polistovsky Reserve starts providing excursions!
According to Decree of the Governor No.116 dated June 26, 2020 excursions are allowed for groups of no more than 10 people with mandatory observance of following rules:
RosyankaFEST Wildlife Festival in 2020 will be!
We will hold it online!
Despite the situation with coronavirus, State Inspectors of the Polistovsky Reserve do not have to get bored!
Where else can you isolate yourself? Yes, only in the bog!
Restrictions on visiting ecological routes and the visitor center, as well as accommodation in guest houses of the Polistovsky Reserve, were extended until June 19 according to Decree of the Governor of the Pskov Region dated May 29, 2020.
These measures are taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.
Хлавица – небольшая приболотная река.
Она вытекает из озера Островисто в Новгородской области и через 41 километр впадает в реку Ловать в Псковской области. Площадь водного бассейна реки 459 квадратных километров.
Even in the self-isolation mode, patrolling the territory of the reserve by the protection department does not stop.
Task forces of state inspectors regularly go on raids, monitor the condition of borders, warn people not to go to protected areas and stop those people who they find in protected areas.
The visitor center of the Polistovsky Reserve was visited by a long-eared owl.
On April 11, young people turned to the administration of the Polistovsky Reserve, saying that while driving along a night road they came across a bird that could not get off the track on its own.
The meeting of Tsevlo and Gogolevo villagers with Polistovsky Reserve officials was held in Tsevlo March 12.
There took place a discussion for preparing for the tourist season of 2020, about new products and services, and about different options for collaboration between the Reserve and local residents.
During February, employees of the Polistovsky Reserve have conducted 12 classes about forest fires.
The classes were attended by grade school students from Loknyansky and Bezhanitsky districts.
Counting of Castor fiber beavers in the Polistovsky Reserve continues.
The head of the Zoology department of Velikie Luky Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nikolay Korablev, with the support of Polistovsky Reserve, conducted a census (population dynamics) and calculated territorial distribution of The Eurasian beaver (Castоr fiber) in the protected area of the Rreserve, on February, 17-18.
In the beginning of February for the first time during Winter 2020 the air temperature was below zero Celsius for several days. And finally it snowed on February 6. The employees of Polistovsky Reserve science department use this natural condition for providing snow tracking for accounting of animals.
Winter 2020 was unusually warm and snowless.
On January 31 in Bezhanitsy the 12th Children's Ecological Conference dedicated to World Wetlands Day was held.
World Wetlands Day is celebrated on February 2, this date is chosen to turn attention to the need to preserve such areas as rivers, streams, lakes and their shores, sea coasts, and of course bogs. Polistovsky and Rdeisky National nature reserves protect a part of the Polistovo-Lovatskaya bog system and therefore annually they provide events for this date.
10 и 11 декабря в деревне Гоголево впервые прошёл обучающий семинар для сотрудников Полистовского заповедника по оказанию первой доврачебной помощи.
Оказывать первую помощь при несчастных случаях, травмах различной степени тяжести, полученных в быту, на работе, на отдыхе и других местах – этому обучили сотрудников отделов обеспечения, охраны, науки, туризма и экологического просвещения Полистовского заповедника гости из Санкт-Петербурга.
Благородный олень в Полистовье
Этой осенью в поле зрения одной из фотоловушек Полистовского заповедника попал необычный гость – благородный олень.
С 31 июля по 2 августа Полистовье заговорило на разных языках мира – волонтёры международной организации AIESEC снова приехали в заповедник.
World Environment Day with the Polistovsky Reserve
A meeting devoted to the Polistovsky Reserve was held at the Semevsky Central City Library.
День рождения заповедника!
Сегодня у нашей организации праздник – Полистовскому заповеднику исполняется 25 лет!
The results of the contest “Polistovsky reserve, you have an anniversary!”
A series of jubilee events continued to sum up the results of the competition dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Polistovsky Reserve.
We celebrate anniversary!
A holiday dedicated to the upcoming 25-th anniversary of the Polistovsky Reserve was held in the shopping center “Apelsin” in Velikie Luki.
Pupils of the Loknyansky comprehensive school took part in a volunteer trip to the Polistovsky Reserve.
Fish protection raids started in Polistovsky
Rivers and lakes of Polistovky area are completely cleared of ice, and state inspectors of Polistovsky Reserve began to conduct fish protection raids.
Grass fire is extinguished in the buffer zone of Polistovsky Reserve
Last week, on the 29th of March, state inspectors of Polistovsky Reserve extinguished dry grass burning in the Reserve’s buffer zone in Bezhanitsky district.
Polistovsky holidays: eco-educational meetings in Tsevlo and Gogolevo
This week, on the 27th and 28th of March, eco-educational meetings for school children (who are on the holidays now) and also their parents and grandparents, were held in the villages of Tsevlo and Gogolevo on the basis of Polistovsky Reserve.
Lesson "Polistovsky birds" at the Ecological and Biological Center
Yesterday, on the 25th of March, on the eve of the International Birds Day, a lesson dedicated to the feathered inhabitants of Polistovsky Reservein was held at the Ecological and Biological Center of Pskov city.
Presentations of Polistovsky Reserve in Velikiy Luki
Today, on the 21st of March, students and schoolchildren of the city of Velikie Luki learn more about Polistovsky Reserve. Presentations were held at the Agricultural Academy and at the school №13.
Nature calendar: spring
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”.
Photo exhibition at the headquarters of the Russian Geographical Society in St. Petersburg
Today, on the 18th of March, a photo exhibition of Polistovsky Reserve opened at the headquarters of the Russian Geographical Society in St. Petersburg.
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.
Polistovsky Reserve photo exhibitions are opened in Pskov and Velikie Luki
Photo exhibitions of Polistovsky Reserve are opened in Pskov and Velikie Luki. In Pskov, you can observe beauty of nature in Pskov State University and at "Pobeda" cinema. In Velikie Luki, exhibitions are held at the "Planeta" mall and at the Children's Art School named after A.A. Bolshakov.
Nature calendar: winter continues
Winter is gradually coming to the end, and Polistovsky nature reminds of this by a protracted thaw. The snow becomes denser, thawed patches appear here and there, roads become icy, icicles “grow out” and then melt under roofs.
XI ecological feast dedicated to the World Wetlands Day
XI ecological feast dedicated to the World Wetlands Day was held in Bezhanitsy on the 1st of February. Every year, the event is organized by Polistovsky and Rdeysky Reserves, for which this topic is particularly relevant - these protected areas together protect one of the largest raised bog systems in Europe, Polistovo-Lovatskaya.
Great to be a volunteer!
On the 30th of January, 2019, employees of the Department of Environmental Education and Tourism of Polistovsky Reserve spoke at the regional conference "Great to be a volunteer!". The event was dedicated to the results of the Year of the Volunteer in the libraries of Pskov region.
Winter route accountings began in the Reserve
Winter route accountings of animals began in Polistovsky Reserve. This week, the Reserve staff counted tracks on two out of five survey routes, about 15 km long each.
Polistovsky Reserve photo exhibitions are opened in Velikie Luki
Two photo exhibitions of Polistovsky Reserve began their work in the city of Velikie Luki. You can look at the Reserve's winter at Velikie Luki House of Culture, a photo exhibition "Polistovsky birds" will gratify students of the Children's Art School named after A.A. Bolshakov.
Nature calendar: a “deep winter” has begun in Polistovsky Reserve
Half of the calendar winter is over, and nature continues to delight the residents of Polistovsky with snowy and not too cold weather. According to phenological criteria, after the Christmas frosts long “pre-winter” sub-season was finally replaced by the next one - “deep winter”.
Polistovsky Reserve held meetings with school children during the winter holidays
During the holidays, schoolchildren from Bezhanitsky and Loknyansky districts visited eco-educational meetings conducted by employees of Polistovsky Reserve. They got acquainted with nature and history of Polistovsky Area, played and made memorable souvenirs.
Two photo exhibitions of Polistovsky Reserve opened in Pskov in honor of the Day of National Nature Reserves and National Parks
Today, on the 11th of January, the protected areas system of Russia celebrates its 102nd birthday. In honor of this holiday, Polistovsky Reserve opened two photo exhibitions in Pskov: the new exposition “The world of raised bogs” is located in Pskov State University, another exhibition opened at "Aquapolis" mall.
School children from Velikie Luki acquainted with Polistovsky Reserve
On Friday, the 21st of December, school students from the city of Velikie Luki became acquainted with the amazing nature of Polistovsky and the work of the Reserve. Informative meetings were held at the Velikie Luki central city library for students of the school №9 and at school №13.
We invite you to a workshop "Decorative Christmas Tree"
On the 23rd of December at 11:00 a workshop “Decorative Christmas Tree” timed to the international campaign “Save the Green spruce”, will be held in the ecological class of Polistovsky Reserve.
Meeting in Tsevlo village: handmade gingerbread, a new eco-trail and immersion into history
On the 14th of December, active residents of the village of Gogolevo visited Tsevlo with a return visit. During the meeting, employees of Polistovsky Reserve and residents of the nearby villages discussed prospects for cooperation and joint activities.
Invitation for the XI Children's Conference on the Wetlands Day
Acceptance of applications for the XI Children's Conference dedicated to the World Wetlands Day is started. The conference is held jointly by Polistovsky and Rdeysky Reserves on the 1st of February in the settlement of Bezhanitsy.
Polistovsky Reserve photo exhibitions are opened in Pskov
Today, on the 7th of December, two photo exhibitions of Polistovsky Reserve opened in Pskov: at the "Pobeda" cinema and at the mall "PIK60". During the month, residents and guests of Pskov city will enjoy the nature of the Reserve.
International Volunteer Day: who helped the Reserve in 2018
Today, on the 5th of December, the International Volunteer Day is celebrated. Polistovsky Reserve congratulate everyone on this holiday and thank all those who helped and helps the protected area.
Nature calendar: winter has come to Polistovsky Reserve
At the end of November, it became noticeably cold and snowy at Polistovsky Reserve. Since the 25th of November, when there were still a few days left until the calendar winter, the maximum air temperatures have not rise above 0°C, which means that meteorological winter started.
Оpen meeting at Polistovsky eco-class
On Friday, the 30th of November, at 3 pm, an open meeting will be held at the eco-class of Polistovsky Reserve, where we will tell you everything about the eco-class. Everyone are welcome!
Pskov schoolchildren got acquainted with Polistovsky Reserve
Yesterday, on the 21st of November, employees of Polistovsky Reserve conducted a lesson for students of the Ecological and Biological Center in Pskov. Listeners got acquainted with nature conservation in Nature Reserves and with interesting features of raised bogs.
A bear walked along the ecotrail “By the beaver's path”
On Monday, the 19th of November, a group of tourists met bear traces on the ecotail "By the Beaver's Path". Based on the size, they belong to a small but adult animal. The bear walked along the trail a day or two before the excursion, but, thanks to the snow, its traces remained.
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.