Friday, 22 June 2012

Alpine flower fest

Meadow of flowers above Mottec at about 2300m
Took a walk today up to higher ground above Mottec to photograph the flowers above 2000m. Here are a few we found - not all of then identified.
  • Lousewort (long-beaked or Ascending)
  • Arnica
  • Lousewort
  • Gentian
  • Snow-in-Summer
  • Pansy
  • Primrose (Birdseye or Long Flowered)
  • Trumpet Gentian
  • Geranium/Cranesbill with insect
  • Moonwort
  • Alpine Pasque Flower
  • Catsfoot
  • Alpine Birdsfoot Trefoil
  • Black Vanilla Orchid
  • Orchid
On the way back down we came across some Alpenrose starting to flower.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Blooming marvelous

Everywhere is a mass of flowers - the field behind Chalet Edelweiss is no exception. This afternoon I took a stroll and photographed a few of the thousands of flowers.

  • Bladder Campion
  • Harebells
  • Sweet Briar Rose
  • Catchfly
  • Globeflower
  • Rampion
  • Rhaetian Rampion
  • Lily
  • Scabious
  • Geum
  • Aqualigia
  • Rockrose
  • Buttercup
  • Lupin
  • Large Speedwell - to name just the above
Of course where there are flowers there are insects and butterflies equally as colourful and varied, as well as this Tortoiseshell I spotted Ringlets, Fritilarys, Whites and Blues - and that's just within a few hundred meters of the Chalet.