The wildflowers have taken this cue to show themselves in the utmost glory and dazzle us with new arrivals and brilliant colors every day.
As spring has progressed so too has the circle of life. The park is host to thousands of nurseries all over. All new crane nests have all hatched and the families have dispersed around the park to feed. The new crane families are joined by many other bird species and the park is full of noisy nests waiting to be fed.
We have also had many events over the past couple weeks. The first few days of July we participated in an Exposé of the Amur region in Blago. We supplied the community with information about the park and local wildlife as well as giving them an opportunity to have a hands on experience with some of the local amphibians. In an effort to interact and communicate more with the public, we gave an hour-long lecture about global warming and some of the specific affects it has on nature, wildlife, as well as people both locally and globally which was open to the public.
And lastly, in our efforts to compile an extensive species list for the park, we have also started monitoring the populations of small mammals in both the forested and wetland habitat throughout the park.