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24 July 2013

Mantaritsa nature reserve

Eurasian Capercaillie (松雞)
Bulgaria (2013)
23th May, 2013. Sofia

Once again, Bulgaria issued a nice pre-paid envelope which the imprinted stamp as well as their newest souvenir sheet. The sheet is commemorated Mantaritsa nature reserve, the nature reserve is located at the territory of municipality of Rakitovo, not far away of Batak dam and Tsigov Chark resort. There are kept most magnificent coniferous forests in Bulgaria. The vegetation is impassable for the most part, and resembles a jungle. The most common trees in the reserve of Mantaritsa are spruces, fir and pine, which are about 130-150 years old.

The illustration shown the pine forest and Capercaillie respectively.
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