Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

We have almost accepted the fact that the New Year's Eve in Bryansk Forest will be rainy, but just recently the rain has turned to snow and the ground turned white.

The New Year has already came to the Eastern regions of Eurasia, and in several hours we will all be celebrating the start of 2012!
I wish you happiness and love!

Originally posted by at С Новым годом!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Little bison favorite pastime!

Good morning from Bryanskiy Les nature reserve! The favorite pastime of a one and a half month old bison, that we call Mefodiy as my readers suggested, is to butt with grown up bulls. It seems like adults like this game as well, they even step down into the ditch to level themselves in height with a baby.

Originally posted by at Доброе утро из заповедника "Брянский лес"!

Dreary days...

The days now are the shortest in a year. My home village Chuhrai, population of 9 including my family, looks colorless and melancholic. I already wrote about my village in this post

(Translator's note: also you can read more about people and history of the village in a book The Storks' Nest, written by Igor's wife, nature writer Laura Williams)

And this is the border of the neibouring village, Smeglizh. This is the road I use every work day to take my two sons to school.

Originally posted at Тусклые дни.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011