….can’t you see I’m burning alive
As it is very dry in the Provence, I noticed that some butterflies are looking for some liquid in the gras early in the morning and some others tried the messed pool water. So the idea was born to create a little mud pool to attract butterflies. I choose a small piece of earth and ‘cleaned’ it, which means that with a tweezer I removed little pieces of brown gras, little stalks and some other distracted elements. A few times a day I sprinkled the little pool as the water evaporated immediately. On some days the little pool was crowded en some days there was almost no interest. The rush hour was on sunny days in the afternoon around three a clock.
One special visitor was the the Beaks (Libythea celtis) and for at least one hour I was thinking that it was an old Speckled Wood. I always noticed this butterfly in my books but I never saw him before so it was a big surprise.
Two other special guests were a very very small butterfly, the Common Zebra Blue (Leptotes pirithous) which I saw a few times but never get a chance to photograph him again and the Black-Eyed Blue (Glaucopsyche melanops).
Some Small Blue’s came every day although I could not find them near the accomodation and the fresh Scarce Swallowtail was a gift.
These are not perfect images but it's nice to discover which species are flying around!
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.