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State Nature Reserve Nurgush
A 5,653-hectare nature reserve is located in the south-eastern part of the
Kotelnich area of the Kirov region. There are 50 lakes and 5 rivers on its
Over 550 species of plants, 87 species of moss, 94 species of lichen, and
111 species of waterweeds grow here.
45 species of mammals, 193 species of birds, 6 species of crawlers, 7 species
of amphibians, and about 30 species of fish are found in the reserved forests.
The elk, wild boar, wolf, badger, fox, otter, raccoon dog, beaver, and musk
beaver are common inhabitants of the reserved forest. The Russian desman,
a very rare animal, is found in floodplain lakes and quiet pools.
The white-tailed eagle and fish hawk are a true adornment of the nature reserve.
12 species of rare birds are registered in the Red Book of Russia: the black-throated
loon, lesser white-fronted goose, golden eagle, snowy owl, oyster catcher,
sea-eagle, harrier, red-breasted goose, and little tern.
Guests can walk along ecological paths. Tour guides and nature reserve guard
inspections will not only acquaint the guests with the sights, but also teach
them how to live in a forest without much detriment to the nature.
Address of the nature reserve:
37, Sovetskaya Street, village of Borovka, the Kotelnich area, the Kirov