Latvia's seasons are fairly distinct, although springs
and falls (autumns) can be short and Riga's location on the Baltic Sea tends
to minimize temperature extremes. Winters (December-February) can be cold with very
short days, but inland can be much colder. On the coast and in Riga, winter temperatures
average just below freezing at 28-30˚ F (-2˚ C), but many days get above freezing.
The spring and fall (autumn) can be much warmer, based on the Baltic Sea temperature
and weather patterns. While summers have long days with average highs in Riga generally
reaching about 72˚ F (22˚ C) during these months, but the Baltic Sea breezes can
make some days very cold.
Latvia is home to many small woodland mammals like foxes,
rabbits, and squirrels, while having a much smaller population of large mammals
like deer and elk. They also have few sea life species inland, although the Baltic
Sea is home to many fish, including herring among others.
There are a number of bird species in Latvia including those
that migrate through the country including woodpeckers and finches, the water lovers
like storks, and the game birds such as quail and grouse.