A 3 km long walking path of discovery has been created in the ‘Eglone’ nature reserve, intended to educate the public. The route of the path leads through the natural meadows and oak forests of the reserve, with views on the Eglainīte river and its old channel, and opportunities to see rare insect species that can be found here. The ‘Pie Eglainītes’ recreation area is an excellent place to rest before or after taking the path; this area is set up next to the environmental education centre of the ‘Eglone’ nature reserve. The ‘Tadenava’ Rainis Museum is located nearby.
The ‘Eglone’ nature reserve is a Natura 2000 area, with 159 ha, established to protect forest biotopes of European significance: mixed deciduous forests with rare and protected species of lichen. The area is located in an elbow of the Eglaine river, with mixed linden, asp, fir and birch forests. There are old forests with the ground covering formed by many species. Certain zones are marked as natural forest biotopes. There are moderately humid meadows as well as park-type meadows in the valley of the river. There are some large trees, oaks in grown-over meadows and on forest edges. Protected species of plants, lichen and birds that can be found here include: marsh gladiolus, tree lungwort, ceramic fungus, menegazzia terebrata, white-backed woodpecker, middle spotted woodpecker, lesser spotted eagle, Ural owl, grey-headed woodpecker and others.
Average object visiting time: 2 hours
Visiting the environmental education centre of the ‘Eglone’ nature reserve requires prior booking.