Pähni Nature Centre
Võru County, Haanja–Karula Recreation Area
Pähni Nature Centre is the centre of RMK Haanja–Karula Recreation Area. The forest opens its wisdom and riches to those who come with an open mind and serious interest. In Pähni visitors can spend useful hours in the Nature Centre, recreation facilities and study trails either with a tour guide, on their own, or a combination of the two. We offer several prepared study and interest programmes, and also premises for organising independent nature studies.
|Phone||Taavi Tatsi, Head of Nature Centre|
+372 5691 0529
|Opening hours||1 September to 14 June Wed to Fri, 11.00-16.00|
15 June to 30 August, Mon to Sun 11.00-18.00
|Type of object||Nature Centre|
|Parking facilities||Parking area at the Nature Centre.|
Butterflies are a part of our summers. People generally like butterflies – they do not sting or bite. At the same time, butterflies are interesting insects. There are thousands of them, each have their own habits, food and wing pattern, each even have their own name as given by people. Yet each have six legs, which makes them insects.
The exhibition displays more than 40 butterflies, including a few rare species.
Butterflies are indicators of the status of the area, i.e. the more butterfly species live in the area, the more diverse is the plant community there and the better is the environmental status.
|Sights||The Nature Centre is in Haanja–Karula Recreation Area. In Pähni visitors can spend useful hours in the Nature Centre, recreation facilities and study trails either with a tour guide, on their own, or the combination of the two.|
|Winter accessibility||Open all year round|
|Location||Pähni village, Varstu municipality, 66116 Võru County.|
|Driving directions||On Võru–Valga road (Road no. 67), 30 km from Võru, turn left at the Matsi junction (when coming from Valga, turn right at 50 km from Valga, follow the sign “RMK Pähni looduskeskus 6”). Drive 6 km to Pähni village. Pähni Nature Centre is the first building to the left of the road. |
|Geographic coordinates||Long-Lat WGS 84|
|L-EST 97 x: 6391091 y: 665464|