Bad Fischau 6.6.2018

A week ago, the Adriatic lizard orchids (Himantoglossum adriaticum) were still closed or open only in lower prtions. So, I have a second look ...

And indeed: On the aqueduct dam, where everything was cut down last year shortly before  the flower, this year they are allowed to stay - I find about 40 flowers!

Some of them even huge.

Clustered bellflower (Campanula glomerata), a species of the pannonic flora.

Many lizard orchids in some places.

On this field scabious (Knautia arvensis)...

 ... a marbled fritillary (Brenthis daphne) is sucking. A Stenurella melanura - beetle is joning. Thanks to Susanne Weickert for identification of the beetle!

Adriatic lizard orchids (Himantoglossum adriaticum)

Nearly cut down, but survived.

Mountain cornflower (Cyanus montanus).

Adriatic lizard orchids (Himantoglossum adriaticum)

Adriatic lizard orchids (Himantoglossum adriaticum)

Adriatic lizard orchids (Himantoglossum adriaticum) - Lucy isnīt impressed so much ...

Diese Greater knapweed(Centaurea scabiosa) must be rather attractive for the Zygaena transalpina (Zygaena transalpina) butterflies.

Another marbled fritillary (Brenthis daphne.

Red helleborine (Cephalanthera rubra) in the forest near the Eisenstein cave.

Red helleborine (Cephalanthera rubra)

Red helleborine (Cephalanthera rubra)

Time to turn back, if I donīt want to get wet.

Purple crownvetch (Securigera varia)