Beautiful flowers and butterflies, photos


Rammelwaard, July 2018

The early July 2018 photos in this blog post are from the Rammelwaard nature reserve (shown on this photo) in the Veluwe region, near the IJssel river in the Netherlands.

Grass rush, Rammelwaard, July 2018

There were many beautiful flowers in the Rammelwaard. Like these grass rush flowers.

Grass rush, in the Rammelwaard, July 2018

Chamomile fowers, Rammelwaard, July 2018

And like these chamomile flowers.

Chamomile fowers, in the Rammelwaard, July 2018

Brimstone, in the Rammelwaard, July 2018

These beautiful flowers attracted beautiful butterflies. Like this male brimstone on a purple lythrum flower.

Common blue male, in the Rammelwaard, July 2018

And this male common blue butterfly, also on a purple lythrum flower.

Common blue butterflies mating, Rammelwaard, July 2018

These two blue butterflies were mating. Usually, it is difficult to photograph butterflies, as they move often and fast. However, these two stayed at the same spot for half an hour. Still, it was not easy to tell which species this male (left) and female (right) were: common blue or brown argus? Common blue, I think after all. The photo shows fluid passing between the bodies of these two butterflies.

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