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FILM TREASURE TROVE: "Beautiful land""

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 19.02.2018 - 10:56

The film is from the  ERR archive
Translation Liis

 

Estonian text posted 17.02.2018

"Ilus on maa" – "Beautiful land“  In the context of the EV 100 centennial a look at the start of the last thirty years is useful. The film was made in 1985.

Rein Maran’s film was commissioned to introduce life in the ESSR in the style of socialistic realism. The time still left to the upheavals of the revolutionary years was not long.  A useful retrospective look back for those who were participants themselves in the events, in addition many well-known  nature views…

See the film: LINK

Reading the foxes’ track book

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 19.02.2018 - 10:29

Photos Arne Ader
Translation Liis

Estonian text posted 14.02.2018

Rebased kurameerivad

Foxes courting

 

Fox; Red fox          Rebane or punarebane      Vulpes vulpes

 

Last year in the beginning of autumn when the young foxes became independent they left the nest den. From then on and until the springtime  breeding period foxes have no permanent living space. In winter the fox uses  the den in its territory very rarely. Either in really cold weather or in case of danger, to hide from enemies.

The spring migration of our cranes has started

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 16.02.2018 - 23:00

Info about the migration start from  Aivar Leito

Photo Arne Ader

 

Estonian text posted 15.02.2018

Sookured

Eurasian cranes  

 

It is a pleasure to report that the springtime migration of our cranes with GPS or GPS-GSM devices has started!

As the first “Paslepa” who was born last spring in Noarootsi near Paslepa and spent the winter in north-eastern France started his spring migration.  He flew non-stop in a straight north-easterly direction and late in the evening of the same day reached the Gusov wetland nature protection area but did  not stay for the night there but flew on until early morning and finally stopped to rest in the wetland of the Oder River floodplain in the Oderwiesen nature protection area at the northern border of the town Frankfurt an der Oder.

Tracks talk

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 16.02.2018 - 13:14

Photo  Peep Männil
Translation Liis

Estonian text posted 11.02.2018

Track row of a wolf pair in Pärtli

 

Wolf       Hunt or susi      Canis lupus   

The pleasant winter weather lasts – there is snow and tracks on the snow. Who moved in nature on skis in the weekend will have things to tell friends.

Wolf pairs already mark the boundaries of their home territories. If marks of urine mixed with blood are left on the paths it means that in spring offspring might be expected in the area.