Each year I visit an area nearby for the Silver-studded Blue, a species which prefers heathland that has not become overgrown. To fulfil their habitat need, a lot of maintenance took place the last two years. Young birches and pines are removed and the big old heather plants are mown.
The butterfly below I found the evening before on Common Heather but as it was still warm she flew away and landed on Cross-leaved Heath; normally this species prefer to rest on Common Heather followed by Purple-Moor Grass. I took some pictures but got disturbed by a hot air balloon who needed to land quickly. Within minutes the meadow nearby was crowded and I decided to return the next morning.
The next morning I found out that this female butterfly was gone.....fortunately I found her back within some metres also on Cross-leaved Heath. The light just before sunrise was soft and warm; the carpet of Cross-leaved Heathplants in the background causes the p!nk touch.
P!nk is one of my favourite colours and musician!
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.