#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The presentation of the first illustrated book dedicated to the insects of the Putorana Plateau and adjacent territories was held in the office of the Taimyr Reserves directorate. The author, scientist Vladimir Gorbatovsky, spoke in a fascinating way about the smallest inhabitants of Taimyr, as well as stories from travels and the life of the scientific community.
For the first time, the book presents photos with a brief description of the appearance, developmental biology and habitats of 12 orders of insects in the region (more than 150 species). Note that most of the insects on the Putorana plateau have not yet been studied.
In addition to the author, researchers from the Taimyr Reserves joint directorate and leading specialists in Russia worked on the book.
Recall that in July the northerners were presented with the book Toponymy of the Zatundra and the Norilsk Valley. In fact, this is a guide where every resident of Taimyr can find answers to questions that there was no one to ask before. What do the local towns’ names Talnah, Kayerkan, Oganer, Dudinka mean? Why is Ol-Gul (a ski center near Norilsk) the dwelling of a raven, where is Medvezhka situated and to what Schmidt does the main Norilsk mountain owe its name? A large colorful folio on glossy paper is the result of more than ten years of work by Larisa Stryuchkova, an ethnographer, philologist, geographer and local historian.
Earlier, we told how Taimyr tourists help scientists collect valuable information. Also, a solar-powered camp site will be created in Taimyr, and local locations are included in the top 5 tourist hits of Krasnoyarsk region.
Text: Anzhelika Stepanova, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko