Like every year, last weekend I visited my favourite butterfly area in the Eifel.
Entering the area I saw two men and one of them was greeting me with ‘Hello Silvia’. That was a nice welcome and they invited my to photograph ‘their’ Duke of Burgundy. Long live Facebook!
Comparing to last year, I fortunately found more butterflies but not the tremendous amount and variety of 2011. After I left my favourite area with Purple-edged Coppers and hundreds of Small Blue’s, I visited two big meadows full of Common Bistort but I couldn’t find one single fritillary. Instead, at every meadow which I visited I found the Duke of Burgundy, a butterfly which I haven’t seen there in June in the past 15 years!
I remember a visit of early June 2007 with some stress of not knowing which butterfly to photograph first and no shortage of fritillaries......I hope that one day I will have this luxury problem again!
More photo’s are added in my Gallery Butterflies -> Germany - Eifel -> 2013
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.