Excursion celebrating Crane Day

On the second Sunday of September, the whole world celebrates World Crane Day for 18 years consecutively. This year, this holiday fell on September 11.

The purpose of Crane Day is to draw the attention of the international community to the problem of the conservation of these birds. The crane is a famous bird. For many nations, this bird is a symbol of loyalty, happiness, and long life. On September 11, volunteers organized an educational excursion to the Nadosh fishing lake.

There was an introduction to the biological features of cranes: where they live, what they eat, why they fly with a wedge, where they travel, and what bird cranes are confused with. It was possible to meet the last common house martin, a pack of serins, black redstarts, and chiffchaffs.

They observed birds of the reservoir (moorhens, common coots, mallards), and watched the hunt of common kingfishers. They got acquainted with plants that can be used for food under field conditions. They tasted small mallow, pursley, salsify, and fried rhizome of burdock.

Cone-shaped buds of hops, flowering golden buttons, and yarrow were collected for making “sleeping pillows”.

The event was held by an IERS expert with the participation of children of IDPs as part of the cooperation of the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies- IERS (headed by Alexander Bokotey) and the German Nature Conservation Union (NABU Bundesverband NABU International ), project coordinator Ivan TymofeievNataliya Kulya (IERS).

Informational Service of IERS

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