Gahns meadows 28.4.2020

Orchid walk to the Kleewiese and the Gahnshauswiese, in the Gahns massive. Walking with Herwig Gießwein, distancing this time: forest gravel roads are goos for this - one walking in the left, one walking in the right track. More than 1m at any time.

Spring Gentian (Gentiana verna) on the Kleewiese.

Elder-flowered orchids (Dactylorhiza sambucina) are extremely tiny this year, due to extreme dryness, ...

 ... some of them only as tall as the grass.

Elder-flowered orchids (Dactylorhiza sambucina). Only very few higher exemplar can be found.

Gahnshauswiese: tiny Green-winged orchids (Anacamptis morio)

Green-winged orchid (Anacamptis morio) - this year (till now?) not as many colour variants as in former years.

Green-winged orchid (Anacamptis morio)

Gahnshauswiese with the view to the Rax. Extremely small amounts of snow up there as for end of April.