This is the now nearly famous Terek Sandpiper monument in the main square (this photo is for the attention of the British Embassy in Minsk... more like this please).
But strange forces were at work. Coca Cola had sponsored a camp to use local kids to clear up the mass of plastic bottles that can usually be seen on the reserve. Good chance to educate local youngsters on waste and maybe try to publicise the case for better waste collection for the area. The previously mentioned soft drinks company gets a LOT of good PR for very little actual donation, its a great start but perhaps they could be rnvouraged to think bigger (bigger bucks$$).
These examples are being cured. Not everyone's cup of tea but probably good with chips.
Little tern nest.
Summer gets colourful on the meadow.