The first independent foreign visitor has recently arrived at Bryansk Forest Nature Reserve. Richard from Austria has been dreaming of visiting the russian village of Chukhrai for 10 years.
At the mansion of the Bryansk Forest Nature Reserve in the valley of the Terebushka river there is an ecological path: a special deck for wildlife exposure and description. The place has been chosen on purpose: the valley of the small forest river Terebushka is extremely beautiful. Not only people like it, but animals too — they settled in the river and its former beds long ago.
Recently the results of International Birdwatching Days 2014 in Russia have been announced. Bryansk region has become the leader in the number of species counted — our birdwatchers have observed 89 bird species.
On 19th December of the last year, exactly on the Orthodox holiday of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, in the herd of Bryansk wisents a calf was born. That was already the third little wisent born at the territory of the «Bryansk Forest» Nature Reserve. The first two, called Mefody and Feya, already look just like many mature wisents and they are as big and as strong as they are.
The sanctuary Nerussa river, the Chukhrai village of Suzemka – all these places, important and dear to Daniil Andreev, the famous poet and philosopher, are situated either at the territory of the Nature Reserve itself or in its conservation zone. In the 30’s he came to Trubchevsk which is several kilometers away from here a few times and came here to the picturesque reaches of the Nerussa, to the hidden Chukhrai village.
The joint environmental project of the «Beautiful Children in the Beautiful World» Foundation and the «Bryansk Forest» Nature Reserve has begun at the territory of the reserve. The aim of the project is to preserve, study and enlarge the unique population of bears.