Estonia, Latvia and South Coast Finland have four distinctive seasons with their respective weather, plants, wildlife and human activity. Nature wakes up in the spring with the first flowers, birch tree sap, migrating birds and flooded rivers providing opportunities for birdwatching. In the summer, when the meadows are full of wild flowers and gardens with ripening berries, it’s time for botanic and butterfly tours. Wooden paths and marked nature trails safely lead visitors through nature areas. Autumn turns the forests golden and it is a harvest time – ideal for picking cranberries and mushrooming, also for watching the displays of cranes and mammals. Snowy winter is particularly enjoyable if outdoor activities are followed with traditional sauna ritual. That involve switching with birch twigs, rubbing in honey, cooling in icy water and relaxing with herbal teas.