We told about Pechurki quarry to Russian environment blogger, who at the same time was a teacher of geography in one St. Petersburg school. She said that she is searching for new ideas for projects that are necessary for school ecological competition between students and the former quarry can be really suitable place for various types of research for children.
On July 20, 2018 we came to the quarry with teacher, two school students at the age of 14-15 and with PhD student from ITMO University. They all were surprised by different types of habitats and high diversity of animals and plants inhabiting the quarry.
For the beginning insects and lichens were collected and recorded by students from different sites of the quarry. Insects were collected by entomological net, lichens were collected from trees and rocks for analysing and their projective cover on substrate were studied as well. School students will present results of the studies in autumn on ecological conferences and school competition in ecology.
At the same time we recorded additional findings of species of flora and fauna of the Pechurki quarry:
1. Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) - visual study and footprints;
2. Gray wolf (Canis lupus) - footprints;
3. European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) - footprints;
4. Common toad (Bufo bufo) - visual study;
5. Viviparous lizard (Zootoca vivipara) - visual study;
6. Bladderworts (Utricularia intermedia);
7. Broad-leaved helleborine (Epipactis helleborine).