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Geographical Areas

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The Lake Graužys
Chemistry, Biology
In order to get to the destination place cross Lentvaris level crossing moving from Trakai town and go straight on for about 1 km. There is the sign “Ežeras“on the left side of the road. Go along an asphalt road for about 100 m, Lentvaris lake, or as it is called “Graužys” lake, is on your left. “Graužys” lake, is located on the north eastern edge of Lentvaris town, Trakai region, in the south-eastern Lithuania. The lake is deep, in some places it can be up to 34,5 m in depth. The banks of the lake are mostly high, only the north one is low. There are two islands there, the total area of which is 0.1 ha. Several streams from Lentvaris “Akies” lake flow into “Graužys” lake. One more stream flows out from the northern side of the lake and flows into “Balčio” lake. The largest part of the lake is man-made, it was excavated on the instructions of Earl Tishkevichus.
This lake is of glacier origin and its banks are wooded. The flora of “Graužys” lake consists of a great variety of plants from the simplest to the most complex ones. The lichens, mosses, brushwood, deciduous and coniferous trees can be found there. The banks of the lake are rich by such plants as sedges, sweet flags, reeds, rushes and bulrush. As floating plants the most common are water lilies, yellow pond-lilies and pondweed. The alga and elodea are the underwater plants that you can find in the lake.
You can often meet swans, ducks and woodpeckers beside “Graužys” lake. It is a habitat for the mammals such as roe deer, squirrels and water rats. It is also possible to make collections of aquatic insects and crustaceans.


“Mysterious “Graužys” ,, Respecting the work of art , do not forget to respect the man who created it . \"J. Herbačiauskas. The III G grade students of H. Senkevičius gymnazium have examined the flora and fauna of „Graužys“ lake in Lentvaris. They have made the gallery of photos of the lake and its coasts that show the nature rich in trees, shrubs, flowers and various long time unseen animals. The “Mysterious “Graužys” picture presents the sedges, reeds and cattails that can usually be seen in the area. A large number of lily leaves, algae and elodea might be noticed on the other side of the lake or in the water. You can see slender pines growing on the sandy shore and some elegant spruce between them. The students have noticed that the area is devided to some zones according to the kind of plants. The most noticeable are the zones of birch, poplar, alder and hazel, on which we saw a squirrel. The birds like tits or sparrows twittered in the treetops while a robin was observed in the individual trees. Students admired never before seen animals and plants which were previously unnoticed There are many birds in water, mostly swans and ducks. An Eared Grebe was noticed in sedges. Thanks to the project the students have enriched their knowledge of biology, acquainted with the shore vegetation and had the opportunity to observe aquatic animals.


“The harmony of nature” Warm, yellowish, golden shadows prevail in the picture and there are no dark tones.The scene of nature is passive, still but alive. In the “The harmony of nature” picture we can see an unusual landscape, the Land and water world. The modest heat helped to heal the whole flora, fauna after hibernation. The drawing astonishes us with its freshness, purity and warmth. So that I want to touch every flower, to feel it\'s smell. Water takes the shade of spring: blue, green and light blue. Songbirds are performing the most wonderful concerts in the bushes and trees. There are more changes every day in nature, more and more signs are announcing the spring, which shows the true natural beauty through the prism of our eyes.


Water mirrors”

\\\'\\\'Nature is, after all, the only book that offers important content on every page.\\\'\\\' Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, 1787 (1817). As in ancient times as now nature for people is everything. It\\\'s like a second mother. Nature can help to living beings express their feelings that means, when one sings it sings too, when one cries it soothes him. In nature, a man can find himself and the meaning of his life. The aim of the film is to show the real beauty of nature, for everybody could enjoy the beauty of the Lithuanian nature and see its beauty. The students made up the film about diversity of plants and animals. They showed moss, lichen, conifers and angiosperms in the film. The film showed the habitat of animals on the land and in the water. Water is the mirror where you can see all the other aquatic life. The evolution of fish and frogs, the aquatic world of insects, birds life by the lakes and coasts.