Representatives from Japan, Iran and nearly 20 other countries involved in implementing the environmental education programme Learning about Forests (LEAF), run by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), visited Latvia this spring to share experience in acquainting school children with forests and the many treasures they behold. JSC Latvia’s State Forests (LVM) informed foreign colleagues about the company’s education practices during a nature expedition.
Birds remind us about spring each day. The number of migratory bird species in Latvia is quite impressive this year. It includes such beloved species as black storks and ospreys. However, most migratory birds, which tend to nest in Latvia, are still abroad. The majority of those that can be spotted or heard currently in Latvia are passing birds ready to continue their flight. This is indicated by the loud behaviour of nocturnal migrant birds in evenings and mornings.
Many temperature records have been broken in Latvia this spring. It is small wonder that there are so many blooming plants. Anemones’ violet smiles and coltsfoots’ sunny fringes are the most noticeable.