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Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Love is like a butterfly


Europe seems to be full of meadows luxuriant with flowers; bright blue cornflowers, yellow daisies, occasional lilies, tall cow parsley and many other. Not surprisingly, making the most of these flowers are butterflies: We generally have no idea what species they are, but love to watch them and try to photograph them.

We have also enjoyed watching many different insects we classify as grasshoppers and crickets; we now wish we had paid more attention to those wildlife programmes. Slovenia has some very large examples of these.

On our walks in the Triglav National Park, on separate occasions, we have come across dead Dormice on the path. A Slovenian might have picked these up and rustled them up in a ragout for dinner, as they as a popular dish here.


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