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.
Quiet autumn days in naked forest is an important period for woodcarvers.
This is the time to search some blanks for future crafts: bowls, carved ornaments, knife arms. Raw materials for them are unusual growths of tree trunk – different type of burls.
November 4 in cultural institutions of different parts of the country were held in the framework of the All-russian "Arts Night".
By analogy with the already quite popular "Museum Night", this is an evening in which a visit to a gallery, theater or museum is not a strict official event.
From October 28 to November 4, 2017, in the Tsevlo Village Club , the autumn program "Holidays in Polistovie" was held.
That time the guests of the village were the team of the Studio "DA" from St. Petersburg. Since its inception in 2008, the Children's Animation Studio (DA) is engaged in social-oriented work, creating cartoons with children in crisis situations and children with special needs.
Golden autumn is a hard time for employees of the protection department of Polistovsky Reserve.
Since September 17, manual collecting of cranberries on certain sites in the conservation zone of the reserve has been officially permited.
The eco-ethnographic contest of children's drawings "My homeland is rich with kindness" came to an end.
It took place within the framework of the preventive program "The village is rich with kindness". Organizers of the competition were Polistovsky Reserve together with the Village club of Tsevlo.
Yellow leaves of the birch, orange-red at the maple, pink at the spindle-leaf - all the variety of shades of autumn foliage is caused by three mixed groups of dyes contained in the cells of fading leaves.
Chlorophyll is responsible for the green color of plants. This is one of the necessary elements in a chain of chemical reactions that allow plants to "eat" light.
Information stands of Polistovsky Reserve appeared in schools of Pskov region.
For example, in schools of Bezhanitsy and Loknya, the staff of the environmental education department of Polistovsky Reserve placed brief information for pupils and teachers about activities, functions, as well as events and competitions held by the reserve.
According to the message of Rdeisky Reserve, a bear was seen near the ecotrail.
The ecotrail passes through a bog, so that the employees are ready to meet with a bear in the vicinity of berry-picking places.
One of the finalists of the all-Russian photo contest "Travel for help" was a photo taken in Polistovsky Reserve.
Anastasia Onaverina, participant of the volunteer project by Russian Geographic Society, made a photo report about the work of reserve rangers.
Friends Club of Polistovsky Reserve in Khakasia.
From September 19 to 23, 2017, the Friends Club of Polistovsky Reserve took part in the International "Friends of Reserved Islands" Meeting . About 300 participants gathered in the Republic of Khakasia, there were schoolchildren and their mentors from more than 20 russian regions. Among the guests of the meeting were teachers and representatives of nature reserves and national parks of Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Schools of the Pskov region join the world action "We clean the world".
Employees of the environmental education department of Polistovsky Reserve throughout September conduct a series of open lessons and events timed to the action "We Clean the World", in schools of Bezhanitsky and Loknyansky districts, and also in Velikiye Luky.
September 30 in Tsevlo was a traditional Harvest Festival. Locals took an active part in the preparation.
Within the framework of the celebration, there were an exhibition of vegetables and fruits, flower compositions and ikebana, children's handicrafts and homemade pickles. Specialists of Polistovsky Reserve organized an ecological and educational site for the visitors.
Rare mushroom was found in the vicinity of Polistovsky Reserve.
At the end of August, a fairly rare mushroom - Geastrum quadrifidum - was found by scientists and inspectors in the territory adjacent to the reserve.
Polistovsky Reserve announces the beginning of accepting applications for participation in the seminar for specialists in the field of environmental education.
The seminar "Modern trends in environmental education", timed to the Year of Ecology and Specially Protected Natural Territories, will be held November 9-10 on the scientific and technical base of Polistovsky Reserve in Tsevlo village (Bezanitsky district, Pskov region).
In the framework of the preventive program "The village is rich with kindness", Polistovsky Reserve together with the Village club of Tsevlo announces the launch of the contest "My motherland is rich with kindness". All persons at the age from 5 to 18 years are invited to participate.
The main objectives and tasks of the competition are the formation in children and teenagers an interest in studying the history, traditions of their land, as well as the education of patriotism and ecological culture.
To find out more about the position, nominations and requirements, please, follow the link.
The competition will last until October 20, 2017. The results will be published on the website of Polistovsky Reserve no later than November 1, 2017.
In early September, a study of the fungi in Polistovsky Reserve was continued, the work was conducted under the guidance of a mycologist from Moscow Evgenia Pravdolubova. That time, two routes were planned in Loknyansky district.
The first route coincides with the ecological path "The way of mosses", excursions on which are available for tourists. Most often, on a route passing through a birch forest, a marsh and an old aspen forest, there were fly agarics, first of all, Amanita rubescens and a poisonous Amanita citrina.
2000 guests visited the "Spotted Fest" in Mordovsky nature reserve.
This year mycologists from Moscow initiated the survey of forests in the protected area.
Last weekend, employees of the reserve visited a festive event in the framework of the Day of Velikie Luki.
Visitors to the Pskov railway station will be able to "visit" protected lands of Polistovie.
Employees of Polistovsky Reserve met children of Gogolevo with one of ecotrails.
The reserve with its friends took part in holidays of passing summer.
In the first half of August there are Days of two local settlements - Bezhanitsy and Krasny Luch.
Volunteers of the Russian Geographical Society told about the first week in Polistovsky Reserve.
August 8 representatives of the tourist organizations of Pskov got acquainted with the visit-center and excursion programs of Polistovsky Reserve.
The staff of the scientific department of Polistovsky Reserve took part in the seminar on the exchange of experience for the scientific departments of PAs, organized by Astrakhan Biosphere Reserve.
During the period from July 24 to July 28, 2017, radiological investigations were carried out on the territory of Polistovsky Reserve.
Polistovsky Reserve took part in "VK Fest".
"Spring-2017" for the third time gathered young naturalists on the shore of Tsevlo lake.
Scientists collected materials describing the bog system of Polistovie.
From 20 to 25 June in Tsevlo village there was another series of activities for children in the framework of the project "Village is rich with kindness".
State inspectors equipped 2 salt feeders on the territory of Polistovsky Reserve near Gogolevo village.
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".