Bad Fischau/Brunn 15.6.2022

Markus Dürnberger has signed some exemplars of his newest book in the publisher´s bookstore in Berndorf. Afterwards, we "exchanged" books - I got one of his, and he got one of mine. Before exchange, we had a nice walk to the iris meadow near Bad Fischau/Brunn, where adriatic lizard orchids are in full flower now.

Rauhblättriger Alant (Inula hirta) on the highest point of the iris meadow.

Behind the iris meadow, a natural finish meadow leads up to the forest. Mored than 100 adriatic lizard orchids (Himantoglossum adriaticum) are now in full flower there.

Adriatic lizard orchids (Himantoglossum adriaticum)

Adriatic lizard orchid (Himantoglossum adriaticum) - an uncoloured albino in white.

Adriatic lizard orchid (Himantoglossum adriaticum) - an uncoloured albino in white.

Bella and Lucy nicela posing.

Adriatic lizard orchid (Himantoglossum adriaticum)

Mouse-ear hawkweed (Hieracium pilosella) and Groß - Kreuzblume (Polygala major). Thanks to Markus for identifying the hawkweed.

"Willow-leaved" ox eye (Buphthalmum salicifolium) - thanks to Markus once more!

Purple crown vetch (Securigera varia)

Purple crown vetch (Securigera varia) in a white albino variant.

A bit more down, lizard orchids lined up in order.

I have walked down to a meadow in between two vineyards - just to find, like some years ago, more adriatic lizard orchids (Himantoglossum adriaticum).

Adriatic lizard orchid (Himantoglossum adriaticum), between vineyards.

Österreichischer Ehrenpreis (Veronica austriaca) on the Mountain Spring Pipeline dam.

A final view over the fields to Winzendorf.