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The Rivers of Estonia The Rivers of Estonia Presentation Transcript

  • The rivers of Estonia
  • ● We have over 7000 rivers in Estonia, but only 10 of them are over 100 km long● The Vigala River is the longest river in Rapla County. It is 95 km long● It begins in Keava bog, Rapla county and it takes its waters into the Kasari river, and together with it into Matsalu bay in the Baltic Sea.● The river is very close to our school● http://kaart.otsing.delfi.ee/index.php?id=1&uid=3f22
  • The Vigala river (Vigala jõgi) View slide
  • The Vigala River flows through the town of Rapla View slide
  • In the river and on the riverbanks grow lots of plants
  • Poisonous climbing nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)
  • Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria)
  • Water mint (Mentha aquatica)
  • Yellow iris(Iris pseudacorus)
  • Forget-me-not flower(Myosotis scorpioides)
  • Yellow marsh marigold(Caltha palustris)
  • Reed (Phragmites australis)
  • Aspen (Populus tremula),downy birch (Betula pubescens)
  • Hop (Humulus lupulus)
  • Grey alder (Alnus incana)
  • Bird cherry (Padus avium)
  • Some mushrooms as well
  • In the river and on the riverbanks also live a lot of animals
  • Painter’s mussel (Unio pictorum)
  • Toad (Bufo Bufo)
  • Frog (Rana arvalis)
  • Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
  • .According to the local fishermen, the following fishes live in the river:● pike (Esox lucius) ● hub (Leuciscus cephalus)● perch (Perca fluviatilis) ● tench (Tinca tinca)● vimba bream (Vimba vimba) ● carp (Cyprinus carpios)● roach (Rutilus rutilus) ● bleak (Alburnus alburnus)● burbot (Lota lota)
  • Beavers (Castor fiber) worldBeavers build dams For this, they fall trees
  • Beavers are skilled tree - cutters ● http://www.naturetour s.ee/?page=3367
  • Beavers dam
  • Beavers lodge
  • And someone`s home...
  • People also act on the banks of the river
  • They build their homes here
  • In Rapla you can find River(Jõe) Street.
  • Along the neat riverside promenade you can...
  • ... walk,
  • ...rest,
  • ...climb,
  • ... ride a bicycle
  • Lots of Rapla’s historic andimportant buildings are located near the river:
  • Historic Stone Bridge
  • Church
  • Hospital
  • Bank
  • Pharmacy
  • In teaching process the river is an inexhaustible field of research
  • The students studying the small organisms of the river
  • We specified these creatures using the binoculars
  • And drew them
  • Pond snail (Lymnea stagnalis)
  • Caddisfly (Limnephilus flavicornis) larva
  • Cyclops (Cyclops )
  • Waterflea Mosquito(Daphnia) (Culicidae)larva
  • Arrhenurrus(Arrenurrus)
  • Larva of pale evening dun (Procloeon bifidum )
  • Woodlouse (Asellus)
  • ●All photos in this presentation are originals( except beaver), photographed or painted by our team. The work lasted fromSeptember 2010 to March 2011,but some photos were taken last spring. ●
  • The following children from Form 4helped to complete the presentation: Mikk-Sander Kristjan
  • Tõnis-Aleks, Anna-Maria, Aileen
  • Thanks for your attention!