Gahnswiesen 7.5.2016

With Herwig Gie▀wein to the Kleewiese and Gahnshauswiese.

Flowrishing apple trees in Gasteil.


The recent cold period has slowed down the plant growth in the Kleewiese.

Narcissus-flowered anemone (Anemone narcissiflora)

But first  Elder flowered orchids are outThis is one of the very few red examples.

Yellow ones are much more frequent.

Still Cowslips (Primula veris) at this altitude.

Beautiful seeds of the white butterbur (Petasites albus).

This Speckled wood butterfly (Pararge aegeria) takes a rest on the leaves.

Gahnshauswiese, which we walk from Prigglitz Beautiful view to the Rax, with the Heukuppe (2.007 m) far left.

Nice orchids also here: green-winged orchid (Orchis morio) ...

 ... in different colors.

This military orchid (Orchis militaris) only shows its buds.

More green winged orchids


Young green on the beeches.

Panoramic picture of the Gahnshauswiese. Click here or into the picture for a larger display.

Dense orchid grow in some places.

On the drive home I have to stop for shopping in Neunkirchen einkaufen. This takes a while, when I leave the shop, everything is wet. On the drive back home I see these gorgeous looking clouds.

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