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.
White Wagtail Stories - the Latvian National Bird
This tireless, highly energetic bird is frequently mentioned in Latvian folk songs as a symbol of hard work and industriousness.
White Wagtail Stories - Moricsala
The Moricsala Island in Usma Lake is one of the last great areas of wilderness untouched by human activity in Latvia.
Marry Christmas & Happy New Year!
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