The Hungarin Glider is still gliding around the shrubs but I capitulated. No more black and white butterflies for me! In the meantime I went up early and in the eastern part of Austria early is really early!
The total score of photographed butterflies is 6 (5 species, excluding the both butterflies from my former blog) and a surprising one was a large undamaged female of the Orange-tip.
The number of butterflies is really disappointing! A few days ago I visited a Moor area which is popular because of their fritillaries.....indeed, during my visit I saw two flying fritillaries. This Moor area is up on the ‘alm’ and on my way I noticed a very colourful flowered area full of smelling flowers like Thyme, Marjoram and Sage but also Lucerne, Sainfoin, all kinds of Clover, Campanula, Rhinanthus and much more. Where the forest starts I also found a lot of Cyclamen and Orchids like the Dark Red Helleborine (Echinacea atrorubens) and the Red Helleborine (Cephalanthera rubra). Despite all these delicious butterfly flowers there are almost no butterflies. Yesterday I found one Orange-tip and one Common Blue and today I found a Marbled White which had enough of me after 20 photos and two Wood Whites. Together with the Ringlet from Monday I 'catched' 6 butterflies!
This is my butterfly from today, a Black and White Butterfly:
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.