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Caring about bats

Anyone who begins to study bats quickly realizes that the world can be viewed in a completely different way than we do. Although bats aren’t blind, they use their vision in the dark. Its role is played by the ears, which are the most important sensory organ for bats. Bats use the principle of echolocation. …

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The exhibition ” Life’s versatility of Istvan Laudon”

On August 20, 2022, we will celebrate the 160th anniversary of the birth of the famous Uzhhorod naturalist and teacher of the late 19th – early 20th centuries, the founder of the famous city park of exotic plants – Istvan Laudon. Currently, visitors to the Transcarpathian Regional Museum of Local Lore named after T. Legotskyj …

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Tour to the Verke canal

The Verke canal flows through the town of Berehovo, which attracts a considerable number of water-loving birds. Within the city, it’s easy to see mallards, whose nestlings fearlessly approach people and treat themselves to the offered “goodies”: chips, biscuits, crackers, pieces of bread, or rolls. People think they are doing something useful by feeding the …

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Acquaintance with owls

Nocturnal lifestyle, large eyes, sharp claws, hooked beak, silent gliding flight, and peculiar sounds of wedding songs create some mystery around owls. Owls really do not leave anyone indifferent. Their unusual appearance, hypnotic look, and ability to turn their heads funny will always attract people’s attention. The feathering of owls, as a rule, is protective. …

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Bats of Transcarpathia: their uniqueness, usefulness, and protection

The thematic event about the life of bats and a respectful attitude towards them, as well as all biodiversity, which Christians perceive as God’s Creation, was held on August 3rd, by IERS expert Mykhailo Bilanych for children and youth – participants of a summer camp in the social and catechetical center of the Mukachevo Greek-Catholic …

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Nesting structures for birds are an essential way to help them

A workshop on making nests for great tits and installing them on trees was held on August 3rd, for children who are participants of the summer Christian camp (Mukachevo Greek Catholic Eparchy, Serednyanskyj Deanery, Antalovtsi village, Uzhhorod District). The event was conducted by Andrii Donichenko, head of the organization of people with disabilities “Parallelny svit” …

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Owl research

Another workshop “Bird ringing” was held on July 27th at the volunteer center “Everyone can help” in Berehovo. Ringing nestlings is a troublesome and responsible matter. It is necessary to safely get the nestling out of the nest box, carry out biometric measurements, carefully hook the rings and bring the nestling back to the nest. …

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