From the notes of the naturalist

Summer in central Russia issued unusual: it was preceded by the absence of spring floods on the rivers. The main reason - the winter with little snow. In the Tver region on the Volga River, near the village of Gorodnya, in mid-March, the snow was gone, and in the fields and in the woods. Water swing, coastal ice cracked his fingers, cracked his fingers and lay on the slopes of the coast, and in the fairway just had disappeared, there was virtually no ice floes. In the east of the Smolensk region with river Gzhat Aleshnya tributaries, and Sežana Yauza banks not I Read more [...]
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Strike while the iron is hot

Thirty years ago in the Ukraine and, in particular, in the Vinnitsa region was a lot of ungulates. Especially many of them were in remote areas. But wanting to hunt goats and pigs were many, so to get a license was not so easy, especially wild boar. The lion's share of licenses taken away and the authorities "thieves," and went to the ordinary rabbit. Photo by Anton Zhuravkova Our team was interrupted and promotstrelom sometimes roe. AND suddenly our team cronyism, as the Arkady Raikin, «kiriltso through the back, through the Goods», Managed to get a Read more [...]
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In Nizhny Novgorod region seized 15 rifles OLD

At the intersection of Sovetskaya and Navashino Road city of Nizhny Novgorod region 21 June 2008 at 16.15 the crew DPS ATS Navashino district for an identity check was stopped car "Chevrolet Niva", silver, running citizen K., 1964 / p. Living: Volodarsky District, Smolino Village, the press service of the Central Internal Affairs Directorate in Nizhniy Novgorod region. In the car were also two passengers: Jean, 1965 / p., Who lives in the town of Vyksa, and S., 1956 / p., A native of the city of Orenburg, who lives in Moscow.Inside the SUV were found antique firearms gun. When viewed from a pre-determined Read more [...]
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Five days in Vologda

Part 2 …Finally, the river makes a sharp turn, forming lowland awaited spill! Stealthily approach Bank and We look around. Spill on our shore and shallow clean, leaving the left the forest with flooding decreasing depth. There in flooded forest, hiding the whole game! The naked eye can see that part of the field undrowned — a great place to pull! FROM enthusiastically build a hut in the middle of two young trees. Hand packed, eyes stoned — tent is ready! Masha planted on water and, crouching, running into cover. Read more [...]
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How to survive the winter in the woods

Before the expedition you have to thoroughly map and descriptions to explore the way forward. It is necessary to remember different orientations, especially linear (rivers, roads, mountains). The loss of orientation - one of the main reasons for extreme situations, so it is necessary to take very seriously. Consider the daily transitions and convenient parking space. Emergency exits with route.If you get lost, you remember, the surest road — one for which came. In winter, if you do not snowing, you can return for his footsteps. Not not Read more [...]
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And the beast brother

"The yawning animal a human face" - said Karl Kraus. And today we can see the similarity with the human animals in the photographs Valery Maleev, author of "Wild Russia". In Moscow October 31 December 12 Tverskoy Boulevard open-air photo exhibition of the photographer-traveler named Valeria Maleeva «And the beast brother». The author focuses on the that beast foreign to the expression of feelings: joy, shame, bragging, endearment, and as anger and displeasure.Despite what the weather is more goes minus, still a huge plus Read more [...]
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Orioles home

One group of students went to the surrounding forest after strong winds. Going to a small creek, children saw in the grass four chicks poluoperivshihsya Orioles. We see the branch on which was the nest, broke wind.Not guys know that kids should be left on location. Parents do not would leave them without attention.Feeling a sense of responsibility to «orphaned» chicks, the boys decided to take them home. But only nurse of wild birds — it is very difficult. Two days later, one chick died. That's They brought in guys Forestry remaining three chicks.What Read more [...]
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Chubarov guest

An old tug hard, though with shortness of breath, hooting motor pistons, pulled to the upper reaches of the Amu Darya. Far beyond the horizon in the dusty haze of a large orange sun sank.Photo Sumeet Moghe / WIKIMEDIA.ORG Soft shadows of thick reeds swaying in the muddy water. Itched mosquitoes. AND seagulls, apparently tired of the day, fewer and rarely dived over the snowy crests of waves, snatching snuluyu fish.XO Avdeev, smoking «a cigarette», stood on deck near the tank and «I tasted» welcome cool of the evening. Suddenly on starboard the Read more [...]
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Newfound source

Very soon, at the source, who found and revived Hunter Cyril Karmal, reborn chapel. This spring, some paper and online media Smolensk wrote about this interesting case-event in the Roslavl area ... and I wrote after visited the holy place.Photo Shutter button About Home. A few years ago, border and Smolensk Bryansk regions Cyril walked with Karmal ruzhishkom in with their friends childhood in the woods the villages Sviridovka (only three people left), and Ryasniki (no lives) and I came across a large cross. From the land of Read more [...]
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Crow against proteins

The chase travel to the forest less than a hundred meters. In the distance, where the tall pines, heard the incessant dog barking hysterical. Bark moose - the first thought that comes to mind.Photo tfangel / flickr.com  AT this protracted and very snowy winter elk really no longer afraid of the city and come to feed on small shoots residential areas. I do a hundred meters into the forest.Around high pine in povlazhnevshem loose deep snow without I ran, and rather quickly crawling, falling, a small wiry dog. — Dina! Dina! — Read more [...]
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Teacher of the Grand Dukes

The family of Emperor Alexander III had six children. Senior Nicholas, George and Xenia have grown, and the younger Michael and Olga still learning, and they needed a teacher. I must say that in the royal families in matters of education and training is not particularly wise, but followed long been established in the court tradition to educate strictly in simplicity and unassuming, no "sentiment", strict obedience, a clear schedule with everyday lessons, visiting church services , mandatory participation in official ceremonies plus gymnastics, water procedures. Because the boys were grown primarily Read more [...]
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Secret shoal

Photo from the collection of Peter Zverev As you know, the fish moves shoals. Hundreds of fish seemed to be subordinated­nyayas single team in unexpected ways can change direction or when a predator in a matter of fractions of a second to fall apart and do not collide with each other. What is the secret jamb? What can explain the understanding of fish?First, we note that the school has different meanings for all the fish. Some individuals are separated from them is very rare, while others, on the contrary, are included in it from time to time. What kind of magic power attracts Read more [...]
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And even before the two hundred years old …

It was in the early nineties. Everyone in the country has changed. And you can not say that in a good way. The word "market" has become one of the most fashionable, but in fact he was an uncontrolled market ... Despite all the difficulties, I have not abandoned the hunt. At this time I was able to buy the MC-8, shotgun «Mossberg 500» and two bolt the carbine. Finally, it's time to try one of them in fact. They invited me to a private ohotbazu hunt for prey. Upon reflection, I took with me «Remington». First, a notable caliber (9.3 / 64), and secondly, the bullet is heavy, Read more [...]
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Where is Fox?

The second half of the winter - the best time to hunt for the foxes to approach. Wives can see far, even without binoklya.Ey now has myshkovat nightfall: hungry for it came time from the deep snow to forage easy. So a decent layer of fat accumulated fox in the autumn, by the end of snowy winter is consumed completely.Photo brewbooks / flickr.com In places rich beast, it is desirable to come to dawn or during the first minute of his. At this time, Fox has the mouse and you need to try to see them. Move follows the forest edge, the edge of a log, the edge of the field. The first Read more [...]
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About everyday concerns

Photo: Anton Zhuravkova Deepest sympathy to the author of the letter, and certainly, I believe, because he met a lot of these shortcomings. Of course, sad that they went to Basil, and even «a complete set». I understand the author's another reason that I know well how much time and effort you need to spend to get a license to buy weapons, and then how bitterly disappointed in the purchased object of desire.I know the feelings and the owner, who understands what the subject, mistakenly called a proud word weapons can only pass to destruction, for selling his fellow hunters Read more [...]
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Hazardous inhabitants of the sea

Part 4: Stitching fish.Photo sevnews.info Resting on the sea and facing the water with a variety of its inhabitants, people can be damaged by certain dangerous fish, having on his body poisonous spines. In addition, eating a particular caught fish, you need to be pretty sure that the meat it is not poisonous. Having the poisoning from fish meat, need to know how to neutralize it.SCORPIO. Scorpion fish live in tropical and temperate zones, but are also found in the waters of the Arctic. Scorpionfish family includes about 330 species of fish. Most Scorpaenidae able to masquerade Read more [...]
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Wild berries in your garden

One spring day I was returning by train from Moscow and talked with a neighbor on the coupe, an elderly resident of Volgograd. She carried with them some seedlings to the country relatives. It turned out that it was blueberries.Photo David Gaya I myself originally from Kostroma, there grew. It is north of the middle band around are forests and swamp with cranberries, stone bramble, cranberries, blueberries and blueberry. Blueberries and color taste similar to blueberries, but much larger and It is growing on grass stems, and the Read more [...]
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Jack

On the weather station, which was lost in the Arctic tundra, I planted geologists on his all-terrain vehicle. It just so happened that I was sick on the road, lost hope to reach a human habitation. Walking was difficult, I built a small campfire, smoke and complained that my saviors.Photos Drew Avery / FLICKR.COM Weather station occupied a very small area and It served by just two employees. Spouses and Vasily Maria Ivanovna, already middle-aged people who do not decades carrying service here. Gave me drink hot tea and putting it in bed, my hosts left me Read more [...]
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Hazardous inhabitants of the sea

Part 3: Reef residents. At a time when the very developed tourism, intending to distant seas are not out of place to know a little about marine life, as well as what can come from these dangers. Swordfish (Xiphias gladius Linnaeus). A large, aggressive fish up to 4,5 m. Large items have a weight up to 350 kg, usually 150-200 kg. The upper jaw in the form of xiphoid appendage. Pelvic fins are absent. In warm weather, stick to the surface of the water. In bad weather go into the depths. They live in tropical and subtropical waters of the oceans, it goes to higher latitudes. There Read more [...]
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Hunter, whether the owner!

Once one of the hunts to collect "quorum" did not work, and my friend Yura went together to my cottage look bunny, and if need be, and fox. Photo lamsongf / FLICKR.COM We went on fields, ravines, but the whole game somewhere to hide. True, I rubbed the hare, who was expelled from the dog rushes and So — all empty. We walked, walked and We decided to move to other fields. We start crawling forest. A then there were the rules: hare fox can shoot only fields, and It is forbidden to go into the forest to avoid boars and poachers goats.well Read more [...]
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