On May 11th, an ecological and educational event took place in the town of Berehovo (Transcarpathia), where participants had the opportunity to observe owls. A cheerful crowd of adults and children watched the family of scops owl sitting щт the trees with incredible interest. The observation took place under the supervision of Leonid Pokrytyuk, a professional ornithologist and expert at the Institute for Ecological and Religious Studies said that these little birds had just returned from Africa, where they had spent the winter. Now they are busy looking for nesting.
They nest in holes in the trees, most of which are already occupied by other birds. The day before, Leonid Pokrytyuk, together with young assistants, made nesting structures and hung them in the appropriate places. Apparently, these designs attracted feathered guests. The ornithologist acquainted the participants in detail with the ecological features of owls, in particular, emphasizing that they are entomophagous (feed on insects), and the eggs they lay are round and look like tennis balls. There was also talk of the sounds of these birds. The environmental and educational event was preceded by instruction with a detailed explanation of how to properly observe birds without disturbing them.
The event was held in cooperation with the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies- IERS (headed by Alexander Bokotey) and the German Nature Conservation Union (#NABU), project coordinator Ivan Tymofeiev.
Informational Service of IERS