Since Saturday I'm back in the Netherlands after two quiet weeks in France...on our way back home we crossed a busy village in the Netherlands where we had to wait long for some traffic lights and an open drawbridge. In a small meadow I saw a lot of butterflies, mostly white species but also some blue species and Small Coppers.
On Sunday morning the alarm clock went off earlier and just before sunrise we entered a small heath area to search for small coppers. The flowering season was definitely over as the heather was brown.
We found about 15 roosting Small Coppers and except two coppers they all had a horizontal roosting position. By the time the sun was shining strong they changed their position and the ones with less dew drops opened their wings. Unfortunately the wind became too strong for decent open wings photos.
Next year I plan to visit this area earlier. In the meantime summer returned and I hope to find more roosting butterflies soon.
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.