In historical sources Poškonys were first mentioned in Grand Duchy of Lithuania legislation documents in 1713. At that time the village belonged to the Arlaviščių estate, governed by landlord Jonas Žemla. According to the layout of homesteads and…
Gauja educational route
Gauja educational route is located in Dieveniškės district, next to the river Gauja, in the Dieveniškių Historical Regional Park area. Path length is 1.7 km. When traveling you have a possibility to get familiar with the local flora and fauna.
Mythological stones “Jankelis”, “Jankeliukas”, “Mokas”, “Užkeikta svodba”
Mythological stones are the natural monuments of the ice age. Huge stones “Jankelis” and “Jankeliukas” are located by the road Šalčininkai-Poškonys-Dieveniškės. “Jankelis” is 2.5 m out of 3.6 m big and 1.3 m high, “Jankeliukas” is a little bit smaller and reaches height of 1.2 m.
Rėžių village is located close to another village, Butrimonys. In 1989 a new stone was discovered in this area, slightly smaller than the famous Puntukas stone, which weighs around 20 tonnes. More recently ten other significant stones were brought to Rėžiai, symbolising a millennium of the name of Lithuania.
Šulnio, Gulbino and Kernavė lakes
There are three lakes in Rūdninkai. “Kernavė” lake (81 hectares) is surrounded by swamps and mostly black alder or low pine trees growing on the fens. “Šulnio” lake (just 1.5 hectares), is also placed by the marshlands and swamps.
Continental dunes in Rūdninkų Forest
Rūdninkų Forest is is part of one of the largest arrays (forest complex) of Lithuania. Rūdninkų forest complex covers an area of 26 thousand hectares and one of the most valuable district areas.
Grybiškių Pine is a state protected natural heritage object. Tree species – Scots pine. The trunk volume is 1.3 m, higher up – over 2.62 m, height – 21 m. Crown height – 11 m, crown width is 10 m, it has got an irregular shape which projection is over 100 m² width.
It is the largest and oldest oak in the Dieveniškės Historical Regional Park. Oak trunk volume is 4.98 m, diameter 1.6 m and a height of 26 m. Just by the Grybiškių Oak the largest Boletus mushroom in Lithuania have been found, which is registered in Lithuanian record book.
Stakų Oak forms a nice, widely ramified cone and a low crown. This is a typical example of a tree which grew in the open landscape. “Free” growing tree canopy starts low, it is ussually wide, thick, has got a lot of thick branches. This is because the individual trees do not compete for light and space.