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What does a mute swan look like?

Mute swan photos and description

On the reservoirs of Belarus you can quite easily meet a large white bird from the order Anseriformes - the mute swan (bel. mute swan, lat. Cygnus olor). This is the largest representative of swans living in Europe and Asia. The bird is recognizable: it has a white...
Kingfisher Alcedo atthis

Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) - what does it look like?

One of the most beautiful birds that can be seen in Belarus is the kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). This very small bird is easily hidden from human eyes, it is rather problematic to meet it. The common kingfisher stays away from others...
Unusual wild plants of Belarus

10 unusual wild plants in Belarus

The vegetation of Belarus is diverse and unique. We still have both relic plants and arctic varieties of birches, tundra, steppe and semi-desert species. In this article, we will consider what interesting wild plants of our country can be found ...
Belarus has annihilated the bird of 2022 - eight 10 facts right

Belarus has annihilated the bird of 2022 - eight 10 facts right

For the bird of the coming year, the palessy Palessya was chosen, the palyashushka - the white tit (Russian - white tit) - a slow jumping song bird, which we live only on Palessi. Menavita for my candidature pragalasavali syabry hramadskaya arganizatsyi...
What to do if you see a kestrel chick on the ground?

Did you see a falcon on the ground? We tell you how to help

In falcons, the chicks have flown out of their nests and are beginning adulthood. Citizens who have found falcons on the ground or on the balcony call the public organization (APB) daily. Conservation representatives explained what kind of help such chicks need. Increasingly, the "Red Book" ...

The common hamster is on the wanted list!

As part of the eco-initiative "Hamster, ground squirrel and flying squirrel: save the super rodents!" the public organization APB is looking for inhabited burrows of the common hamster as proof that these animals still live in Belarus. Once this species was quite common, but in ...
Common flying squirrel in Belarus

Amazing animals - flying squirrel

Common flying squirrel in Belarus Have you ever seen a common flying squirrel? This is such a pretty animal, similar to a squirrel, but with a flying membrane between the front and hind legs. The membrane acts as a parachute and helps to plan from a tree to ...
Deer beetle

Unusual insect Stag beetle

Stag beetle The stag beetle is a rather interesting and unusual insect found on the territory of Belarus. Pliny in his "Natural History" called the beetles Lucanus, i.e. "dwelling in Lucania" - a place in Northern Etruria, located northeast of Pisa. Later...
black book of belarus

10 species of animals that can no longer be found in Belarus

Belarus boasts a rich and diverse wildlife. However, if we treat it in a barbaric way, then it is quite possible that our descendants will only have vivid pictures depicting most representatives of the local flora and fauna. For the last...

Top 5 rare birds of Belarus that you can not see

Rare birds of Belarus, as well as International Bird Day on April 1. April 1 is one of the oldest holidays - International Bird Day. It was initiated by the “Universal Convention for the Protection of...

Minsk on old photos and postcards

What did Minsk look like in the first half of the 20th century and the early post-war years? Old postcards depicting iconic...

Castles and palaces of Belarus, which everyone should visit

The castles of Belarus keep the centuries-old history of our country and attract many tourists, travelers and admirers of antiquity from all over the world. Of course, due to...

Unusual obelisk in Koldychevo

Once upon a time in Koldychevo there was an estate with a small estate of the Shalevich-Filipovichs, which they in turn received from the Nesvizh Radziwills. The central object of the estate complex was a compact...

TOP 55 apps and websites for travelers 2024

If you're planning a vacation, these travel apps and websites will help you plan your trip. The list will include convenient search engines for hotels, ...
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