496 kilometres of coast
Out of the almost two thousand kilometres of land that outlines Latvia’s border some 496 kilometres is surrounded by the Baltic Sea.
White wagtail about one of the smallest animals of Latvia
The length of this small, squirrel-like animal is only 15-20 cm, including its lush, long tail. It weighs 30-40 grams, the rough equivalent to four 1 € coins.
White wagtail in Slītere National Park
Slitere National Park was established in 2000, although here in Northwest of Latvia it has existed under different names and areas of protection since as far back as 1923.
White wagtail in Līgatne Nature Trails
Līgatne Nature Trails, for many years known as Līgatne Learning and Amusement Park, are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. That is how much time has passed since its establishment in 1975.
The national insect of Latvia
This small, colourful beetle is known as a ladybug or ladybird, as well as «dievgosniņa» in Latvian, literally meaning «God’s little cow».
Real world of wetlands
Only half an hour’s drive from the Latvian capital of Riga and you can already find yourself in a completely different world. Founded in 1997, Ķemeri National Park is a real world of wetlands.
Human life is both literally and metaphorically dependent on water with natural spring water considered to be its perfect embodiment.
The Latvian national plant
The Latvian national plant is the oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), or popularly known as the marguerite. In the natural environment of Latvia, the oxeye daisy blooms in the wild meadows and forest borders from June to September.
White Wagtail Stories - Gauja National Park
The first and the oldest national park in Latvia was established on 14 September 1973 in order to protect slightly disturbed natural areas, promote nature tourism and ensure sustainable development in the area.
White Wagtail Stories - traditional way of lamprey fishing
The weir is a special footbridge from which lamprey fishing baskets are submerged in the stream below and subsequently retrieved (with lamprey inside) and this is, in essence the fishing method.
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