Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Artificial Swan Lake in the Western Ukraine

January 19, 2016 This unique swan lake is located near the West Ukrainian village of Chortoryia. About twenty years ago on the spot of former sandpit a few warm springs have welled out. So this artificial lake does not freeze even in severe frosts. It happened so that this non-freezing lake is only one in the whole Bukovyna region and hundreds swans have chosen it for winter stay. To save the birds from starvation, local inhabitants feed them. Three tons of cereals have already been procured for them by local farmers. The swans are also fed by tourists who drive into Chortoryia on their way to Bukovel and Bukovyna popular ski resorts.