The Alcon Blue is one of the most fascinating blue species in the Netherlands. Due to his life cycle and special requirements, red ants and marsh gentians (Gentiana pneumonanthe), it is a very vulnerable butterfly. Marsh Gentians have special requirements too, not too dry and not too wet. Last year we had extreme weather conditions with too much heavy rainshowers and big parts of the Alcon Blue areas were flooded for weeks. On some spots the ants were drowned and with them the Alcon Blues.
I doubted if I should go as the chance to find this species is very small. But, sometimes you have days/moments you will always be remember......when I stepped into the area this morning within 2 minutes I found the first of five resting Alcon Blues.....the rising sun gave a perfect atmosphere......what else do I need?
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.