The floating houseboat is used by the researchers who carry out long-term studies in the Lake Engure and its surroundings. Photo: Agnese Priede. Lakeshore pastures by the Lake Engure. Konik horses help to prevent the gradual overgrowing of the meadows and pastures along the lake. Photo: Agnese Priede. Ophrys insectifera, a very rare orchid, is present in the calcareous fens along the Lake Engure. This is one of only three species localities in Latvia. Photo: Agnese Priede Shallow coastal waters in the Gulf of Riga in Lake Engure Ramsar site. Photo: Agnese Priede Coastal grasslands in Mersrags, Lake Engure Ramsar site. Photo: Agnese Pried Coastal pasture in Mersrags, Lake Engure Ramsar site. An ancient Latvian breed, so called blue cow, was introduced in order to prevent overgrowing of coastal grasslands. Photo: Agnese Priede Lake Kanieris, mosaic of open water, reed beds and floating islands is suitable for numerous besting birds. Photo: Agnese Priede Primula farinosa, a rare, declining species, is present in the calcareous fens along the Lake Kanieris. Photo: Agnese Priede Islets in the Lake Kanieris with calcareous fens and picturesque juniper stands. Photo: Agnese Priede Lake Kanieris. Shallow waters on dolomite ground with submergent stonewort stands. Photo: Agnese Pried Lake Gulbītis in transition mire near Salas purvs. Photo: Vija Kreile Kalnupe and alluvial meadows. Photo: Vija Kreile Lake Pape. Mosaic of open water and reed beds. Photo: Agnese Priede Lake Pape, footbridge through the reeds, a way to explore the wetland. Photo: Agnese Priede Lake Pape. The mosaic-like wetland hosts many nesting waterbirds and provides habitat migratory birds. Photo: Agnese Priede Reed cutting in the lake help to diminish overgrowing of the Lake Pape. Reed sheafs in the lakeshore meadows. Photo: Agnese Pried The forest covered mineral soils islands in the Teiči bog complex. Photo: Anita Namatēva A common marsh in the Teiči bog complex. Photo: Anita Namatēva