The red-bellied toad is a very rare amphibian in Latvia. It can be found only in the southern part of Latvia. Its belly is black with red, orange and orange-yellow spots. It is a species that likes to live in and near the water. Its feeding and breeding biotops are small or partially-dried out ponds, ditches, small lagoons of ponds with a clay base and with abundant vegetation and lots of sun. The biotope for its hibernation is the burrows of rodents and moles, old tree stumps and basements. The red-bellied toad feeds on mosquito larvae, mollusks , water mites , earthworms , water beetle larvae and tadpoles. It hatches 80-200 eggs in the water. Tadpoles live in the water until their metamorphosis when they migrate to other bodies of water. Their reach reproductivity in their third year.
Venue: Demene, Daugavpils region.
(The event takes place close to the Lithuanian and Belarus borders and thus, for security reasons, best to take with you your passport or other personal identification document!)
Laboratory on the life cycle of the fire-bellied toad (A story about Ululone, Kunka and their Local pond)
SCIENCE: Mihails Pupiņš, Aija Pupiņa
PRODUCER: Roberts Rubīns
MUSIC: Aigars Voitišķis, Andris Sējāns, Ingus Ulmanis, Kaspars Tobis, Rūta and Valdis Muktupāvels.
I tell you! If all events were like this one, I'd have to fire most of my staff! After more than 5,000 people spent hours in the sand dunes - not one piece of garbage left behind! Almost no disruption of the surroundings!
Thank you for creating such an amazing, wondrously beautiful, true and gratifying art! May you have enough creativity for many more years
The Oss year's concert is of special significance to me personally as after the Ogre concert, under the dome of stars - I asked my then-girlfriend to be my wife!
Once I was stopped in a shopping mall by a couple. They complained that under the influence of our event, their son was asking for a microscope - not latest toy - for Christmas.
Thanks to all musicians and people who can create something with such synchronicity of the soul, science, meditation and other emotions!