Vodyanoe Pole Tract

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    It is the tract of forest and areas of steppe vegetation wedging into forest lands in the upper reaches of the Nizhni Dubik River. In addition to preserving the steppe communities and species of plants and animals rare for the Tula region, it has an important historical and memorial significance as part of the forest tracts historically associated with the era of the Battle of Kulikovo. The monument is a part of forest and rare for the Tula region steppe grassy vegetation which is wedging in forest land. In particular, stipa pennata (or European feather grass) (Red Book of the Russian Federation), stipa capillata (or esparto grass), Marshall's salsify, leafless iris, spring pheasant's eye, jurinea and other protected plants in the Tula region are growing here. The forest consists of the following tree species: oak, birch, spruce, pine, aspen, field maple. It is a remnant of ancient forests covering the banks of rivers on the Kulikovo field, that has historical and memorial significance. The right flank of Russian troops rested in the forests that grew along the banks of the now dried up Nizhny Dubik river during the Battle of Kulikovo.
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    Kulikovo Field Museum-Reserve, Kurkinsky District, Tula Region
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Kulikovo Field Museum-Reserve, Kurkinsky District, Tula Region

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