Canyon of Lava River
I am going to organize an excursion on the Natural History in the Canyon of Lava river, Leningrad region (60 km E from St Petersburg). Proposed excursion is for everyone who is interested in history of the Earth and life on it. We will pass through beautiful Canyon of small river that is uncommon landscape for Russia and have a chance to find fossils of the Ordovician and bring them for our own collections.
We will meet at central station (you will have buy tickets, 147 RUR one way) and go by local train to the st Zhikharevo than walk about 50 min to entrance to the canyon. Into the canyon we will have an excursion. It will take couple of hours +. Than we will turn back the same way to St Petersburg.
During this tour we will pass the canyon, learn about Earth history, how life on it was going and how it is going now. It will be possible to collect trilobites, brachiopods or belemnoids. Moreover we will observe modern forms of life. Flora is rather diverse on lime stones and we will have a chance to find rare orchids and ferns together with insects associated with these plants and many other species.
N.B.! Take with you:
— proper shoes for track in rocky area, it will be water sometimes. Sneakers enough
— 294 RUR for tickets
— your lunch
— hammer and chisel to get trilobites and shells from rocks (e.g. you can find tools here: Металлоинструмент, Мытнинская ул., 4/48, пом. 2, 8 (812) 271-30-95, metalloinstrument.ru)
— the spirit of discovery
|Regular ticket||800 ₽||per person|
Central Station (Московский вокзал), at the monument (head).
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