Two days have already passed since one of the most important and heartfelt celebrations in Lithuania: Vėlines or All Souls’ Day. However, this annual feast day deserves proper attention because it is rooted in ancient times (probably 15th or 16th century) but is fairly ‘alive’ in current times. The 1st of November is traditionally called […]Read More Vėlines: lifting the veil between the dead and the living
Social concern can take many forms. Summer camps can be more than simple holiday programmes addressed to children. When funny and recreational activities in nature combine with social interest, the result is always surprising. From the 9th to 11th of July, I took part to a special camp (stovykla in Lithuanian) whose aims were the […]Read More When Nature meet Social Concern – ‘Kūrybinis Pleneras’ or Creative Workshops
I have already heard some stories about brave Lithuanian partisans as heroes and ‘makers’ of the present-day country that this year celebrates its 100th anniversary. It is still possible to feel some issue or commitment when old men or someone with a certain amount of experience thinks back to what is called the bloodiest guerrilla […]Read More “Kur aukštos pušys lieknos ošė”- “Where the High Pine Whispers”
There is always something to learn when you go on an exploration with biologists. What was proposed by Mindaugas (our Head of Nature Department at Dzukija NP) as some leisure activity turns out to be an educative and interesting search for those plants and flowers that enrich something that is supposed to be monotonous. First […]Read More Pamatyti orchidėją – wetlands as a full palette of colors and plants
Listen to the silence Here is something that everybody should do once in a while. “Listen to the silence” and enjoy it of course. Focus on sounds and noises from nature and leave it out all the rest! Halfway between a task and an advice, this sentence occurred during my first tour with Mindouga, the […]Read More Paklausykime tylos!