Prairie Legend

Saiga antelopes in Russia - is primarily Kalmykia. Until now, they still are found in the flat plains of the steppes that were once the bottom of the Great Sea. Squat swift-footed antelopes, hook-nosed, with oval nostrils, rushes huge or small herds in the steppe haze, pale red in summer and gray in winter. 850 There were 000 in the saiga USSR 60 years of the last century. All her life — motion, slow during grazing, the prompt, typically at risk. In male lyre-shaped horns with wax black tips. The females are hornless.I became acquainted in Read more [...]
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First Grace steppe

I peered intently into the thicket on the opposite side of the gap in the hope of seeing the beast still among the treesIllustration: MANUEL SOSA Whitish, nearly colorless dawn slowly gaining strength. The outlines of the vast fields with scattered amongst them and birch groves Rakitova gradually emerging on the left and right of the desert steppe road.With the dawn began to be painted in the steppe the usual yellow, green, white tones of harvested wheat fields, reeds, vast spaces, overgrown with wormwood, and separate islands birch forest. Finally, my friends, and Volodya Jura Read more [...]
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Flying across the steppe

Pyatnadtsatigradusny November Siberian frost Wings forward. Between broomstick can squeeze through the narrow paths full of various animals, and I carefully crawl through them into the thick undergrowth.Photo Fotolia Steppenwolf peg, consisting entirely of the broomstick as tall as a man stretches about a kilometer in length and width in meters 700 Dry lonely sticking out among the gnarled birch broom break the monotony of the landscape. On the left hand three hundred meters away from me the movement began, Volodya. Waiting for a signal from him. The shot left his gun to his shoulder Read more [...]
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Carcass culture

Carcass culture archaeological. Culture Wed Bronze Age on the South. U. The term SK introduced into scientific. turnover in the beginning. XX century. V.A.Gorodtsovym. SK on the South. W. takes steppe and steppe zones rep. Bash., Orenbah. and Chelyaba. region., where we often. this culture coexists with us. Alakul culture. Allocated 3 stages of SK Rannesrubny corresponds to the time of formation of carcass and Alakul cultures (XVII-XVI centuries BC.). Dwellings pos. SK this stage ground, pole-frame-. Rannesrubnaya tableware retains significant similarities to the preceding her utensils Abashevo Read more [...]
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Steppe dining

Inspired by the stories about edible and useful plants I got out of the city, wander through the wilderness, and the sultry look what there is to eat ... Going out in the field I knew - I will not stay hungrysunflower seeds ... endless ...I passed a little bumped into yellow flowers like daisies (they sedobny but cold decoction of them rinse sore throat)By the way, I decided to look for a wild lake. Ducks unfortunately was not, but full of frogs and turtles. Apparently flew to nearby pond or hiding in the reeds.Bulrush, though not edible but very useful as a building material. I passed Read more [...]
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Olga Markova Green Story Vladimir Prokhorov, a trailer of the 2nd Brigade, homesick. No one suspected. Boy doing his job perfectly. Occasionally laughed; seemed, and slept fine, but was white, just smoldered quietly; His face took on a blue transparency, but this is his comrades attributed by the bustling life of the field, night work but common to all alarms for sowing, for the first self-hleborobstva own experience. Volodya forget about longing exclusively to work. And in the hours of rest out into the steppe, looking in one direction and then the other, trying to guess where is the darling of Read more [...]
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Guberlinskoy Gorge

Life on the steppes of Orenburg frankly - absolutely no sugar. here and there smoke giants metallurgy, turning the area into different colors. The air is filled with soot and the smell of roasted metal. And outside the industrial Moloch - scorched steppe. And this is also part of the Southern Urals, it's south, where they lived at the time only one nomadic Kazakhs. Where these lands came to master not the Komsomol, and often by a court. These are the conditions of life we ​​have in this region. There is something to be jealous of the residents of the Orenburg steppe neighbors to the north, Read more [...]
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Baytukskie stone tent

Baytukskie any differently Kvarkensky stone tent located on the left bank of the river Suunduk, 6 km north of the village of quarks Orenburg region. Baytukskie stone tents are a group of granitic residual outcrops, towering over the steppe. Orenburg steppe in the eastern region in general in this area is fascinating. There did not lie deep under the ground crystalline igneous rocks such as granites and porphyries. In almost all the places they come to the surface. How, for example in this case.Naturally, Baytukskie tents inferior in stone entertainment tents on the lake Alak, that at the last Read more [...]
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Abashevo CULTURE

Abashevo CULTURE archaeological. Culture Bronze Age, named after the first excavated in the 1920s V.F.Smolinym, burial mounds have to. Abashevo in the Chuvash Republic. In 1950-60 K.V.Salnikov allocated Srednevolzhskiy, Sterlitamakskij (head.), Magnitogorsk (Zaur.) Srednedonskoy and Lower Don AK variants and A.D.Pryahin (1976, 1977) Abashevo kult.- ist. community, in the to-Rui included Don-Volga, and Middle-ur. (Balanbashskaya) archaeological. culture. Abashevo pos. placed on capes sites floodplain terraces. Abashevo buildings are multi-chambered terrestrial frame structures with slightly recessed Read more [...]
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Invasion of rats and mice in northern China

Invasion of mice and rats observed in early May in many parts of the Chinese Autonomous Region of Inner Mongolia steppe land area affected by the invasion of rodents that eat and spoil the fodder grass, reached a total of about 5.8 million hectares, according to a Friday news «Xinhua». Reason for the rapid reproduction of mice and rats in the steppe regions, according to experts, served dry weather. Currently, 27 counties and khoshuns Autonomous Region infestation of rodents. «Catcher in the desert just horrendous: yellow-brown patches of open, bare soil, pitted with mouse and Read more [...]
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In Askania Nova flowered virgin steppe

Unique natural phenomenon these days can monitor staff and guests of the biosphere reserve Askania Nova in Kherson region. In the eastern part, in the strictly protected virgin steppe, first to bloom, and then even threw one of the representatives of the ear feather feather - feather Ukrainian. Due to this part of the steppe area of 20 hectares into a sea with waves of silver, glorified in literature and folk ballads.- I work in Askania Nova for 22 years, but this has never been seen before. After blooming feather usually begins in April and May, and this cycle is on my mind is not disturbed Read more [...]
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The main patterns of distribution and genesis of mosquito fauna of Kazakhstan

In such a variety of environmental conditions may exist a variety of mosquito species. The total number of species is 53. Among these, six members of the genus Anopheles, six - sort of Culiseta, 31 belong to the genus Aedes. eight - to the genus Culex and one - to leave Uranotaenia and Mansonia. Analysis of the species composition and ecology of mosquito fauna of Kazakhstan allowed include composing it to the four types of eco-faunistic complexes: the forest, steppe, steppe and desert. The basis of allocation of the principles of geographic homogeneity, uniformity of distribution and ecological Read more [...]
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Weasel family. Steppe Polecat

Steppe Polecat (white) Is similar to the black horem in size and overall structure of the body, but differs in color fur steppe polecat has a lighter hair, consisting of whitish underfur and infrequent spine, the ends of which are usually black or brown. The tail is covered with steppe polecat light hairs with black and brown tips. These creatures live in the southern steppe and forest-steppe regions of the USSR - south of Blagoveshchensk, Chita, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Ufa, Ryazan, Tula, Chernigov and Kiev. Except the Soviet Union, are found in the MPR and the PRC, Poland, Romania and Read more [...]
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It is a big weight of about 900 g bird - typical resident virgin stepey.Po general appearance is very similar bustard bustard. Conducts land-based way of life, runs fast on the ground. The general tone of plumage coloration of the upper parts of the body with a small gray little bustard struychatym pattern, lower - white. Thanks to this protective coloration in danger bustard often cleverly hides, tightly hugging the ground of stunted vegetation. Bustard flies fast and flies quickly, often waving wings. Bustard circulated across the steppes and semi-desert of the southern parts of Western Read more [...]
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Description. Marmots, including marmot, are among the largest representatives of the squirrel family. Their body fat, clumsy, resting on short, strong legs. The head is large, flat, with a few notable auricles, short neck. From other marmot marmot is easy to distinguish the short-tail, low and very dense fur, as well as uniform sandy-yellow color. The admixture of black hair back is covered brownish or blackish smooth ripples, the gathering at the neck and at the top of the head. Cheeks and sides of the neck svetloryzhevatye. The lower body and legs ocher-yellow color. End of the tail dark Read more [...]
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Onosma simple

Perennial herb or half-shrub 15-40 cm tall, covered with grayish bristly hairs, with strong erect flowering stems, woody at the base, and numerous sterile shoots. The leaves are alternate, linear or linear-lanceolate, 3-5 cm in length and a width of 5 mm, grayish from pressed bristles sitting on tubercles, with slightly curled edges. The flowers are quite large, about 2 cm long, strubchato-campanulate corolla yellowish white, gathered in forked inflorescence consisting of two whorls. The fruits are dark gray. It flowers in May and September, the fruit ripens in June-October. Range of the species Read more [...]
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The cat family. Cat or wild forest

Wild cats. Cat Forest covered with soft thick wool. Hair color gray-brown with a dark stripe along the ridge, from which usually runs down a series of dark bands. Length of the body with the head of 55-57 cm, tail 28-35 cm, height at withers 26-30 cm Forest Cats live in the Caucasus, in the Turkmen SSR, in the west of Kazakhstan, to a lesser extent - in Moldova and western regions of the Ukrainian and Byelorussian SSR abroad - in parts of Southern and Western Europe, and Asia Minor. These animals tend to settle in the woods, where arrange accommodation in the hollows of trees, between Read more [...]
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Great jerboa

Status. Common species with stable numbers. Distribution. The former Soviet Union has an extensive range: landscapes inhabited by the steppe and desert type from the right bank of the lower Dnieper and Bug to the left bank of. Syr, East Kazakhstan, Novosibirsk and Altai Ob Ridge foothills in the south to the Crimea and the Azov Sea coast. In the Saratov region is found everywhere, including the northern parts of the Right Bank. Jerboa marked within the city of Saratov: north along the banks of. Elshanka, south at the river. Berezina River and on to the slopes of Mount Budaniha have to. Read more [...]
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Sage steppe

It is a perennial herbaceous plant from family yasnotkovyh, height 35-40 cm Leaves oblong-ovate, pointed, slightly wrinkled. The flowers are blue-violet in sparse whorled racemes. In the Perm region grows on the slopes of the steppe, steppe and dry meadows, often in four botanical and geographical area. This is a great melliferous, attar and medicinal plant. Use it in folk medicine as an anti-inflammatory, expectorant, diuretic, sedative, cholagogue. Sage steppe - Edible plants. It is brewed as a tea, fragrant and delicious. You can add fresh young leaves in salads and soups. Read more [...]
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Cheeked ground squirrel — citellus erythrogenys brandt. Habitat

As common in the steppe zone, red- gopher is a typical inhabitant of places with developed grass associations. He inhabits the black earth and clay feather wormwood-fescue areas, pastures, agricultural land, the slopes of ravines, river valleys with meadows and various plots of land and the edge of the forest and forest clearings. In birch groves and pine forests is missing. In the mountain does not rise above 600 m above sea level. m Tall and dense grass cover limits the spread of red-squirrel, so feather grass steppe, and depressions with thick grass are among the most sparsely populated Read more [...]
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