Summer solstice or Jāņi is the most popular Latvian festivity.
Pyramids of hay
Nowadays, the most common approach is for the grass cuttings to be dried and then pressed into bales or rolled into large rolls. However, for the time being, you can still see the «pyramids» of hay or haycocks.
The only wild gladiolus species in Latvia
The sword-like leaves inspired the ancient Greeks and Romans to come up with a legend about friends, who were forced to fight in a gladiator tournament. After their death, the magnificent gladiolus flower would blossom from their swords.
The fragile lace crafted by plants and spring waters
In Rauna, of the many natural riches, the most distinguished is that of the Staburags cliffs of Rauna. There is no other place in the Rauna River valley, where in such a small area you could find so many fascinating things.
Symbiosis of nature, science & art
Dabas koncertzāle is the Latvian word for Nature Concerthall which has evolved, starting from the year 2006 as a concert conducted in nature to bring people closer to the understanding of that nature, its inhabitants and how to care for it.
State of Nature in the EU
The Commission has adopted a new report providing the most comprehensive picture yet on the ‘State of Nature in the EU’. The findings show that targeted conservation actions have brought successes, but a much greater effort is required.
The most endangered insect species in the world
Despite the widespread prevalence of the hermit beetle, it is the most endangered insect species in the world faced with the risk of extinction in all those areas it inhabits.
A special place for people and nature
Innovation and sustainable development coexisting with vast bogs, the rolling landscapes of the North Vidzeme region and Salaca – the 4th most important salmon river in the Baltic Sea region. Sounds impossible?
Adazi military training area
The military training area at «Adazi», which has been used for military training for almost 100 years, since 2004 has been part of the Natura 2000 protected site network.
One of the largest bogs in the Baltics
In Teiči Reserve, it is like being in tundra – no matter where you look, you will see kilometres of swampy hollows grown with mosses and small birch and pine trees.
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