You have probably already seen the post about Polystovo-Lovatskaya swamp system and got acquainted with its history. So, now it’s high time to get to know all inhabitants of this miraculous place a bit closer.
In the spring all everything around the place is covered with primroses. At the moment wood anemone is abloom.
Riparian forest is partially drowned and downfallen and from the bird’s eye view it looks like there are thousand of matches accidentally dropped by some medieval giant. But what has happened here? The thing is that 30 years ago some transmission facilities were set up here, just usual poles with cables. And until now they are supplying the village called Ruchy where one of the outposts of the national park is located. A bit after there were a small dam and a bridge for maintenance of the transmission facilities fixed up. The bridge was destroyed but the dam has influenced hydrology. Beyond recall.