Routes of spring: geese festival

At least 45 teachers and youth from St.Petersburg will visit farmlands in Olonets region during the time of geese spring migration stop-over to look at the outstanding natural beauty of this site.

The spring aggregations of geese and other migrating waterfowl species on the Olonets fields are the largest in Europe. The reasons for this are the rich forage that vast farmland offers, and availability of overnight shelter on Ladoga Lake and nearby wetlands.

Moreover, we plan to participate in a local geese festival called "Olonia - the Goose Capital". The festival aimis to raise public awareness and involve local people in the conservation of nature.

This event is a part of the Wetland Link International Programme.

South Karelia, Olonets 60° 58' 48.6624" N, 32° 58' 20.6292" E
Start date: 
Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 00:00
End date: 
Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 02:00