In February the Jordan brothers and I made plans to visit the Eifel this year during the first weekend of August. As the trip came closer the weather forecast became worse....it was going to be a wet weekend. We arrived Friday afternoon in sunshine and after we checked-in we visited one of our good old spots and noticed fluttering butterflies; what a relief after a bad butterfly season!
On Saturday morning the alarm clock went off early and it was a good feeling to be out again and photographing roosting butterflies:
The weather was not bad at all and after we had made enough photos we returned to the hotel for breakfast. With a full stomach we returned to the same spot and with us the sun returned too....again we noticed fluttering butterflies but I only had eyes for one species: the Brown Hairstreak which came down from the bushes.
After catching the Brown Hairstreak we visited our traditional 'Kaffee & Kuchen' spot. On Sunday morning we slept longer because rain was predicted...during breakfast the sun came out and we quickly checked out and drove to the spot where we found a roosting Brimstone and some Sooty Coppers the evening before.
After we photographed these two the heavy rain started and with a satisfied feeling we drove back to the Netherlands.
For more photos of this weekend please visit the page EIFEL.
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.