Sunday, May 3, 2009

MyWorld Tuesday: Grundloses Moor

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I've spent a few days in Walsrode, a small town about 1 hour from Hamburg in the Lueneburg Heath. The heath has many fens and the Grundloses Moor is one of them (the name means something like Bottomless Fen).

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It's a nice two-hour walk around the fen and the lake, with many changes in the landscape: from fields to forest to fen and back again.
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We saw quite a bit of wildlife, among others this small butterfly:
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It's a Callophrys rubi, the Green Hairstreak and don't you just love that name?

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17 comments:

erin said...

that butterfly was gorgeous...the colors. i would love to visit this area...bet there is an endless amount of photographic opportunities.

Me and my puppies said...

beautiful place ~ I do enjoy my Tuesday "trip" around the world.

Babooshka said...

I adore the name, but I absolutely love the image of it.

ewok1993 said...

I would love to take a walk around the moor too. What a lovely place to be with nature and photograph them.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for the lovely tour. The butterfly is beautiful! Thanks for your visit. Have a great week!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Lovely and interesting place.
Thanks for sharing.
Mary Elizabeth @ Now and Then

Guy D said...

Excellent shots Jennifer, thanks for sharing.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

SandyCarlson said...

What a rich environment.

Martha said...

What a lovely walk in the fen. Thanks for bringing us along.

Indrani said...

Wow! A green butterfly, so beautiful.
Lovely shots.

hip chick said...

Very pretty. I've never seen a moth/butterfly that color before. It's pretty neat looking and does have a cool name.

Jack and Joann said...

That first pic looked like an abandoned ranch on the American plains. Interesting.

Glennis said...

Beautiful butterfly and a cute name.
Interesting Moor, thanks for showing us around.

Regina said...

Such a beautiful wildlife.

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bettyl said...

That looks like such a lovely place to have a quiet walk. The butterfly is awesome.

i beati said...

yes I love that name and thrilled to the color as well