Monthly Archives: July 2012


Mammals of Kuzminskiy forest

Kuzminskiy forest supports a number of mammalian species, but they are quite difficult to spot. Most species that is. The European red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) are¬†virtually everywhere. They had their young in spring and now […]


Kuzminskiy forest birds and other critters

In 2012 I spent most of summer and early autumn in Moscow and made frequent forays in to the park. In summer it was even more impressive than in winter. The lush canopy blocked out […]


Pine forests of Dresna

My cousin has a summer house near a small town of Dresna about 2hr drive south east from Moscow. I visited them there for a weekend in early July and took the chance to have […]