• BirdForum is the net's largest birding community dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE!

    Register for an account to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Search results

  1. Jos Stratford

    Butterflies in the Italian Alps, August 2020.

    Thanks both 👍 As for birds, not a lot. I find birding and butterflying a bit mutually exclusive - on butterfly trips, I tend to be staring at the ground a metre or two in front most of the time. Vultures and eagles could be doing loop the loop above me for all I know, I still would not notice :)
  2. Jos Stratford

    Butterflies in the Italian Alps, August 2020.

    Silky Ringlets at 2146 metres
  3. Jos Stratford

    Butterflies in the Italian Alps, August 2020.

    10 August. Monte Baldo. Return to Baldo, the plan today being to climb to the highest altitudes to look for a couple of localised species that occur up there. Before that, started at a scrap of waste land in the Adige Valley, altitude 145 metres. This random stop due to a couple of buddleia...
  4. Jos Stratford

    Butterflies in the Italian Alps, August 2020.

    I was totally impressed by Trentino, pretty sure I'll be making some trips next year earlier in the season 👍
  5. Jos Stratford

    Butterflies in the Italian Alps, August 2020.

    Chequered Blue, Geranium Bronze, Provinçal Short-tailed Blue, Purple Hairstreak
  6. Jos Stratford

    Butterflies in the Italian Alps, August 2020.

    9 August. Madonna di Campiglio. Shifted a little further south this day to the slopes above Madonna di Campiglio, the dramatic dolomite peaks at their most magnificent here. As for searching for butterflies, decided on a relatively gentle hike of about six hours from Patascoss at 1640 metres to...
  7. Jos Stratford

    Butterflies in the Italian Alps, August 2020.

    Frtillaries of the day - Niobe, Dark Green, Heath, Titania's.
  8. Jos Stratford

    Butterflies in the Italian Alps, August 2020.

    Altitude 3000 metres, habitat and Piedmont Ringlet
  9. Jos Stratford

    Butterflies in the Italian Alps, August 2020.

    8 August. Valle di Peio. Took the easy route up this day, two rather pleasurable ski lifts carrying me to the lofty heights of 3000 metres. Barren rocks and scree, patches of snow, precious little vegetation, not classic butterfly habitat ... and indeed only two species seen at this altitude -...
  10. Jos Stratford

    Butterflies in the Italian Alps, August 2020.

    7 August. Valle di Rabbi. I had hoped that the Val di Rabbi would be the highlight of my trip to the Alps ...and indeed it so proved. In a ten-hour hike up to 2500 metres, a wonderful progression of landscapes and a truly amazing number of butterflies at the various altitudes. The high peaks...
  11. Jos Stratford

    Butterflies in the Italian Alps, August 2020.

    A few butterflies from the first day
  12. Jos Stratford

    Butterflies in the Italian Alps, August 2020.

    Early morning flight to Milan, nice upgrade from Europcar, off onto the autostrata, a pleasant warm sun rising. Three hours later, just after midday, I was at the base of Monte Baldo, a stunning limestone massif towering above Lake Garda. The intention had been to climb immediately to the...
  13. Jos Stratford

    Butterflies in the Italian Alps, August 2020.

    From Arctic to Alpine, returning from northern Scandinavia, I arrived back in Lithuania to a country steadily imposing restrictions on travel to more and more countries. Thus, before doors closed to all destinations, I decided it a good idea to squeeze in another trip ...and what better...
Top