For weeks, even months I was longing for spring and suddenly it was summer and within a week nature has changed completely. On Thursday evening I checked an area nearby and found out that the majority of the Cuckoo flowers are on their return and instead of Orange-tips I found eggs.
On Friday morning the weather was ideal (no wind at all) photographing butterfly eggs (with the MP-E 65mm) on their larval food plants. On the small fresh buckthorns leaves I found eggs of the Brimstone.
The interesting thing was that three females must passed this buckthorn bush and they all liked the same leaves/places as I found three eggs under the same leaves.
It's obviously that with this crazy high temperatures a lot of butterfly species came to live. On Wednesday evening I found two male Orange-tips near a small lake but after I installed my tripod one flew away....it was too warm! This morning I tried a 'new' area which, I guessed so, has a favourable rising-sun situation. The majority of the cuckoo flowers were still green and I only found one Orange-tip. But, I will not complain as one is enough; the only disappointing thing is the amount of dog owners who also like this area.
And the honour goes....
again to the Holly Blue. After a fantastic warm weekend this Holly Blue female choosed her sleeping place last Sunday evening in one of my prunus lauroceracus bushes. The next morning I offered her a flower and after I touched her front leggs very carefully with that flower, she changed her position and started climbing into the flower. When I was ready I brought her back to her original place in the bushes, repeated the procedure and left her where I did find her and went to work.
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.