The good....7 or 8 years ago I visited an area to find the Scarce Large Blue but without any success. Very spontaneously, yesterday in the afternoon I decided to pay that area a visit again. Normally I avoid visits on Sunday but as the next holiday is coming soon, I took this opportunity and together with Bas Mandos we left early this morning. Passing the first fields we noticed a beautiful red fox.
Despite the bad weather during the night we made the right choice as immediately after entering the area we found the first Scarce Large Blues on Great Burnet (the larval foodplant). Due to the warm weather (at 04.30 it was 19 degrees) the first butterfly flew away. Fortunately the others were more cooperative and the more we photographed the more we found; at least between 30 and 40 butterflies!
Next to this special species with its special requirements (larval foodplant together with ants) a lot of other butterflies were resting and/or flying around in this beautiful area.
The ugly.....it's me when I'm looking into the mirror....weeks with not much sleep have left its marks.
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.