Not far from the villages of Botovo, Konets and Sloboda, there is an isolated forest area of more than 300 hectares. It includes spruce forests-green-mushrooms, in which sour cherries, blueberries and many mushrooms. In this forest there are more than 200 anthills. The main mass is made up of nests of a red forest ant. The average diameter is 2.2 - 2.5 m, and the height of some reaches 2 m.
Everyone knows that ants are the orderlies of the forest, but not everyone knows that a person very badly harms their distribution. This was the main reason for creating such protected places throughout Russia. "The forest is healthy, if ants live in it. Do not disturb our friends and yours, "says the inscription on many ant game reserves.