On Thursday 18th January a storm, called Friederike in Germany, 'visited' the Netherlands and caused a lot of chaos and damage. The next day I walked with Wanda through the forest and noticed that a lot of trees had fallen down and that the paths were covered with branches. The majority were pine trees and branches but inbetween I discoverd one oak branch. I took him home and with the help of my magnifier I found one eggs of the Purple Hairstreak. A few days later I found on an other path some oak branches on which I found two eggs. A hand full of branches earned three eggs!
So if there are butterfly lovers who like to 'breed' purple hairstreaks.....the floor (forest paths) is yours!
Since I can remember, I'm collecting blue wing feathers of the Eurasian Gay. Although I'm out in the forest very often, I guess that I found one feather every two years. I keep them in a special jewelry box.
Yesterday, on my tour with Wanda, I found more than one feather.....a complete wing with bone. Although I was a little bit sad that this bird had come to an end, I gathered the wing and took it home as these blue feathers have kind of irresistible attraction to me....and for the first time since weeks I touched my camera.
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.