A field full of crocuses

It was beautiful weather today. A heat record was broken. Every spring numerous crocuses bloom in our village in a place where there used to be a manor. It does not work every year to photograph insects, because it is not always warm enough in the period that the crocuses bloom. Today that was the case. I spent a few hours in the middle of the crocuses and made a lot of pictures. I was enjoying the weather, the buzzing insects and the first butterflies.

 

Krokus - Crocus

Krokus – Crocus

 

 

Krokus - Crocus

Krokus – Crocus

 

What is striking is that the insects work very differently. Bees approach cautiously, land quietly and get their meal.

 

Bij op krokus - Bee on Crocus

Bij op krokus – Bee on Crocus

 

 

Bij op krokus - Bee on Crocus

Bij op krokus – Bee on Crocus

 

 

Krokus - Crocus

Krokus – Crocus

 

Bumblebees are clumsy and awkward. That is probably due to the bulky body. They actually make a kind of crash landing on the crocus. The flowers then almost collapse under the weight. But I think they are happy with the bumblebees, because there can be a lot of pollen on those hairy bodies.

 

Hommel op krokus - Bumblebee on Crocus

Hommel op krokus – Bumblebee on Crocus

 

 

Hommel op krokus - Bumblebee on Crocus

Hommel op krokus – Bumblebee on Crocus

 

 

Krokus - Crocus

Krokus – Crocus

These are my first butterfly photos in the free nature of 2019. These lemon butterflies are also happy with the crocuses. They only creep into the flower when it is still slightly less open. If he is completely open, they also try to stick their long tongue between the petals from the side or over the edge of the flower. Veryhandy a long tongue like that 🙂

 

Citroenvlinder op krokus - Brimstone on Crocus

Citroenvlinder op krokus – Brimstone on Crocus

 

 

Citroenvlinder op krokus - Brimstone on Crocus

Citroenvlinder op krokus – Brimstone on Crocus

 

 

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