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Mammals of Moscow city parks wood mouse

Mammals of Moscow city parks

Kuzminskiy forest supports a number of mammalian species, but they are quite difficult to spot. Most species that is. The European red squirrels (Sciurus…

Birds of Moscow - Great spotted woodpecker

Birds of Moscow city parks

Despite the rapid rate of urban development, Moscow is still a very green city. It is surrounded by large parks and tracts of forest…

Siberian tiger at Moscow zoo

Moscow zoo in winter

Generally, I am not a big fan of zoos, but they do provide an opportunity to have a good look at the animals that…

International Birdwatching Day - black-headed gull

International Birdwatching day

October 6 is an International Birdwatching Day. On this day birdwatchers in most European countries go out to their favourite birding locations to spot…

Amanita mushrooms in Moscow park

After the recent rains, Kuzminskiy forest virtually exploded with mushrooms of various shapes and sizes. And of course, the more appetising they look –…

Moscow parks in winter

Kyzminskiy forest in winter

Kuzminskiy forest in one of the biggest ‘green islands’ in Moscow. It lies within the Moscow River watershed and spans over 1000 hectares. Goledjanka…