Since more than a week we have spring temperatures and on the 15th I noticed the first butterflies of this year (three Brimstones). Normally I visit them early March but with this sunny weather I was curious if the caterpillars of the Glanville Fritillary would be already active. Yes they are!
My old workhorse joined me as I did not read the manual of the Sony yet :-(.
Friday the 13th
As my new camera is still unused, I searched between the 2018 files and memories came back when I saw this image of the Pearl-bordered Fritillary which was taken on my birthday in the Mercantour last year.
On a small meadow in the Mercantour we (Mees, Gerard, Frank and I) found some common fritillaries and other butterflies. We searched very well but did not find any rare species. Surprisingly, one after the other big and rare fritillary came out of the grass and flew away after the sun touched the meadow. The only butterfly which was very cooperative after he was awake, was this Pearl-bordered Fritillary which was confused by the shadow we created.....for minutes he posed for us!
I can't wait to visit this meadow again and to search for the big fritillaries between the grass!
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.