Fourteenth of July (second Sunday of July) was a holiday: Fisherman's Day. In honor of our holiday, we decided to please Natalia (Mikhalych's wife). She had long since heard from me about the orchards (our northern orchids), she desired to see them. We arrived and went … to the swamp. Here came Mikhalych and his wife shod unwisely: not in waders but in white sneakers! To their happiness, I love the marshes and know well. I did not begin to sweep them, but I entered them into a bog on a hill that stretches out in a dry hard twenty-meter tongue between bogs. The nearest orchid proudly stood very close to a dry place and Natalya happily and meticulously examined this rare flower.
The hawthorn flower, like all orchids, impresses with its complex structure and beauty.
All orchid plants in our region are listed in the Red Book and are protected by our State.
But only experts know about it. Therefore, I take this opportunity to try to open the eyes of lovers to “kick” a bouquet, which will wither in an hour, and you will throw it into the urn at the entrance to your front door:
DON'T BECOME COLLECTIONS!
DO NOT DESTROY BEAUTIFUL! HIM ALREADY IT IS SO LITTLE!
Our flower grew on sphagnum moss surrounded by cloudberries. This most fragrant berry is already quite ripe and teasing us with its amber color.
Cloudberries usually ripen by July 17, turning from red to yellow. Again, poachers begin to collect it back in June, only the red one: without vitamins and flavor! Justify: “Otherwise, others will gather. He will lie down at home – he will mature ”and he doesn’t care about them, which DOESN'T MATURE and will become only a bit softer
Even in the swamp above the moss blackened, beckoning the eyes, siksha berries.
The special taste of siksa does not shine, and therefore the second name of its leader. The healers respect shiksha: in a person with a high temperature, half a glass of her berries causes increased urination and helps to reset the temperature. The trouble is that it is difficult to save for future use.
Along the edges of the swamp, another very useful berry has already turned black and its name is blueberry.
Blueberries still have not ripened a bit: they are not sweet, and when picked, they detach from the bush along with the stem. When it ripens when harvesting it will be easy to tear off without a stem. Dried blueberries of the mother brew in kissel and give small children with indigestion. Another blueberry healers recommend with reduced vision. Bilberry leaf is harvested during the flowering period and dried; leaf decoction helps diabetics stabilize blood sugar without insulin shots.
In the swamp, we met a blooming marsh Sabelnik. Its dark cherry hexagon boxes are visible from afar.
This plant was nicknamed Sabelnik for its ability to enhance the elimination of internal bleeding. Women use its decoction for uterine bleeding and prolonged menstruation. It improves capillary permeability. The decoction of the leaves of the creepberry in the bog together with the leaves of the cranberries cleans the blood vessels very well.
I was very pleased with their appearance, the cranberries began to blush.
Ripe berries of this plant with vitamin “C” are richer than lemons. They say that they help people with high blood pressure. They ripen with us by September 7, but … grabbers and poachers begin to pick cranberries back in August. They say: “I will lie down at home and reach!” Yes, the cranberries while “lying at home” will become slightly redder, but … it will not get its useful properties. In addition, poachers and grabber pick cranberries combine. As a result of the harvesting of berries by a combine, the thinnest stalks of this plant are torn and the next year the berries in this place will grow much less. Over the years, after such gatherings, cranberries gradually degenerate. In my youth, I used my hands (without combines) in September to gather in the marshes of the Karelian Isthmus a day before the two buckets of this ripe berry
On the edge of the open water in the swamp before going to land, we saw inflorescences of calf calla. This early spring is a very ornamental plant that didn’t bear the heat of June, as can be seen from its leaves.
Our calla is not as smart as his fellow Ethiopian feces, sold in flower shops, but it's still good to see him. The unique snow-white collar of the inflorescence introduces a pleasant variety amongst the greenery. Many gardeners plant a calf marsh calf near artificial ponds.
When we got out of the swamp, then on its escarpment we met with pine roots which resembled a fabulous monster.
Just like in a fairy tale: "There is a Goblin wandering around!"
Immediately next to the fallen needles lay the remains of a hedgehog eaten by a fox. Even sharp needles stopped the redhead with a trick – I ate it!
Well, we were also completely shamelessly “eaten” in the swamp … mosquitoes.
Speaking of chanterelles! Next to the swamp, the first chanterelles appeared – mushrooms, and russula were also found in the swamp.
And the final touch of our ecological excursion was a meeting with a fruiting wolf bast.
His beautiful red BERRIES are STRONGLY poisonous! ..
Especially diligently in the forest it is necessary to monitor the children. It is necessary to explain to them that you can not pull all the beautiful berries in your mouth. By the way, the juice of a wolf's bark, even for the skin, is also poisonous and causes irritation on the skin with burns.
So for a short walk through one of the ordinary swamps of the Karelian Isthmus, we saw a lot of interesting, useful and something dangerous. Nice walk. I love the swamps!
PEOPLE DON'T BE BROKONYERA: COLLECT BERRIES IN TERM AND DO NOT TORQUE FLOWERS.
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