Losenheim Fadensattel 26.5.2021

Morning walk from Losenheim to the Faden saddle.

View to the Schneeberg.

On the first slope, the first exemplars of the Early purple orchid (Orchis mascula)

Ransoms (allium ursinum), in abundance in places.

A short leg upwards, I find more orchids: This is the pale-flowered orchid (Orchis pallens)

Pale-flowered orchid (Orchis pallens)

Ransoms (allium ursinum),

View over the Ransoms (allium ursinum) to Schneeberg.

Coralroot (Cardamine bulbifera)

Coralroot (Cardamine bulbifera)

View back down to Losenheim.

Ransoms (allium ursinum), a bit more up already.

Here, near the marked path, a spring horizon seems to exist, therefore the ground is wet. A bit up from here, a water well for the cattle.

Above the spring horizon, Elder-flowered orchids (Dactylorhiza sambucina) in abundance - only at their beginning though. This one in yellow ...   

 ... and this one in purple red. 

Elder-flowered orchids (Dactylorhiza sambucina) with the view to Schneeberg.

Spring gentian (Gentiana verna)

Elder-flowered orchids (Dactylorhiza sambucina)

Elder-flowered orchids (Dactylorhiza sambucina)

One mopre wet place, higher up the slope ...

 ... with hundreds of  kingcups (Caltha palustris) 

Kingcups (Caltha palustris)  ...

 ... and this place with the view to Schneeberg.

View over the valley of Puchberg ...

 ... till lake Neusiedl in the far distance. 

I descend over the ski piste.

Pale-flowered orchid (Orchis pallens) as a bud and full in flower, inmidst the ski piste.

A lonesome Elder-flowered orchids (Dactylorhiza sambucina) - the only one in this place on the piste. But what kind of orchid is to its right? Difficult to identify without flowers.

Pale-flowered orchid (Orchis pallens)

Pale-flowered orchid (Orchis pallens)

Early purple orchid (Orchis mascula) and Pale-flowered orchid (Orchis pallens).

Lucy and Bella nicely stay with me.

Early purple orchid (Orchis mascula), besides to the right a bud of Pale-flowered orchid (Orchis pallens).

View down the ski piste to Losenheim.