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France 2012 (Bourgogne)


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Since we visited Paris in 2011, my father-in-law wanted to visited the home area of the race of sheep
he liked most at the L'Agriculture: the 'Mouton Charollais', which originates in the Bourgogne area in the eastern part of France.
In the spring of 2012 he decided that it must happen in 2012, and during the summer period this idea turned into an invitation
to join my parents-in-law for a one week holiday. We stayed in the area from September 1 to September 9, 2012.
Daytrips and walks around the area diversified with visiting local farmers and exploring the agriculture south
of the National Park 'Du Morvan'; an area which is called Charollais. It turned out just fine. We had some good weather,
saw some nice things and especially butter-, damsel- and dragonflies where kindly enough to let them photograph...


Map ButterflyAraschnia levana
Map Butterfly
Araschnia levana
Just the view out of tea garden
Just the view out of tea garden
Black StorkCiconia nigra
Black Stork
Ciconia nigra
Black StorkCiconia nigra
Black Stork
Ciconia nigra
Common BuzzardButeo buteo buteo
Common Buzzard
Buteo buteo buteo
Black StorkCiconia nigra
Black Stork
Ciconia nigra
Black StorkCiconia nigra
Black Stork
Ciconia nigra
Black StorkCiconia nigra
Black Stork
Ciconia nigra
Black StorkCiconia nigra
Black Stork
Ciconia nigra
Black StorkCiconia nigra
Black Stork
Ciconia nigra
Black StorkCiconia nigra
Black Stork
Ciconia nigra
Black StorkCiconia nigra
Black Stork
Ciconia nigra
Black StorkCiconia nigra
Black Stork
Ciconia nigra
Pale Clouded Yellow - Colias hyaleand Small Heath - Coenonympha pamhilus pamhilus
Pale Clouded Yellow - Colias hyale
and Small Heath - Coenonympha pamhilus pamhilus
Small HeathCoenonympha pamhilus pamhilus
Small Heath
Coenonympha pamhilus pamhilus
Main street overviewing the Church
Main street overviewing the Church
Common BluePolyommatus icarus icarus
Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus icarus
Common BluePolyommatus icarus icarus
Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus icarus
Common BluePolyommatus icarus icarus
Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus icarus
Common BluePolyommatus icarus icarus
Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus icarus
Cascade de Brisecou
Cascade de Brisecou
Forest path
Forest path
Forest path
Forest path
Short-Tailed BlueCupido argaides
Short-Tailed Blue
Cupido argaides
Short-Tailed BlueCupido argaides
Short-Tailed Blue
Cupido argaides
Blue-Winged GrasshopperOedipoda caerulescens ssp.
Blue-Winged Grasshopper
Oedipoda caerulescens ssp.
Biological garden of Couhard
Biological garden of Couhard
Cathédrale St. Lazare
Cathédrale St. Lazare
Sharp-Tailed GrasshopperEuchorthippus declivus
Sharp-Tailed Grasshopper
Euchorthippus declivus
Meadow GrasshopperChorthippus parallelus parallelus
Meadow Grasshopper
Chorthippus parallelus parallelus
Culture sniffing
Culture sniffing
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
Whinchat
Saxicola rubetra
Blue-Winged GrasshopperOedipoda caerulescens ssp.
Blue-Winged Grasshopper
Oedipoda caerulescens ssp.
Small PincertailOnychogomphus forcipatus forcipatus
Small Pincertail
Onychogomphus forcipatus forcipatus
Small PincertailOnychogomphus forcipatus forcipatus
Small Pincertail
Onychogomphus forcipatus forcipatus
Small PincertailOnychogomphus forcipatus forcipatus
Small Pincertail
Onychogomphus forcipatus forcipatus
Small PincertailOnychogomphus forcipatus forcipatus
Small Pincertail
Onychogomphus forcipatus forcipatus
Just a hillside forest
Just a hillside forest
Just a hillside forest
Just a hillside forest
European Praying MantisMantis religiosa
European Praying Mantis
Mantis religiosa
European Praying MantisMantis religiosa
European Praying Mantis
Mantis religiosa
European Praying MantisMantis religiosa
European Praying Mantis
Mantis religiosa
European Praying MantisMantis religiosa
European Praying Mantis
Mantis religiosa
European Praying MantisMantis religiosa
European Praying Mantis
Mantis religiosa
Wall BrownLasiommata megera megera
Wall Brown
Lasiommata megera megera
Large Wall BrownLasiommata maera maera
Large Wall Brown
Lasiommata maera maera
Large Wall BrownLasiommata maera maera
Large Wall Brown
Lasiommata maera maera
Common FoxgloveDigitalis purpurea
Common Foxglove
Digitalis purpurea
Rocks and heath at the viewpoint
Rocks and heath at the viewpoint
View over the Arroux-valley
View over the Arroux-valley
View over the Arroux-valley
View over the Arroux-valley
Banded DemoiselleCalopteryx splendens splendens
Banded Demoiselle
Calopteryx splendens splendens
Banded DemoiselleCalopteryx splendens splendens
Banded Demoiselle
Calopteryx splendens splendens
Banded DemoiselleCalopteryx splendens splendens
Banded Demoiselle
Calopteryx splendens splendens
Banded DemoiselleCalopteryx splendens splendens
Banded Demoiselle
Calopteryx splendens splendens
Banded DemoiselleCalopteryx splendens splendens
Banded Demoiselle
Calopteryx splendens splendens
The bridge over the Arroux
The bridge over the Arroux
The bridge over the Arroux
The bridge over the Arroux
Common Wall LizardPodarcis muralis muralis
Common Wall Lizard
Podarcis muralis muralis
Common Wall LizardPodarcis muralis muralis
Common Wall Lizard
Podarcis muralis muralis
Common Wall LizardPodarcis muralis muralis
Common Wall Lizard
Podarcis muralis muralis
Common Wall LizardPodarcis muralis muralis
Common Wall Lizard
Podarcis muralis muralis
Common Wall LizardPodarcis muralis muralis
Common Wall Lizard
Podarcis muralis muralis
European PeacockInachis io io
European Peacock
Inachis io io
Queen of Spain FritillaryIssoria lathonia
Queen of Spain Fritillary
Issoria lathonia
Queen of Spain FritillaryIssoria lathonia
Queen of Spain Fritillary
Issoria lathonia
Queen of Spain FritillaryIssoria lathonia
Queen of Spain Fritillary
Issoria lathonia
Small CopperLycaena phlaeas phlaeas
Small Copper
Lycaena phlaeas phlaeas
Small CopperLycaena phlaeas phlaeas
Small Copper
Lycaena phlaeas phlaeas
Small WhitePieris rapae rapae
Small White
Pieris rapae rapae
Charolais Cattle
Charolais Cattle
Folks-in-Law enjoying the view from our residance
Folks-in-Law enjoying the view from our residance
Our vacation residance at 'Le Murger'
Our vacation residance at 'Le Murger'
Raft SpiderDolomedes fimbriatus
Raft Spider
Dolomedes fimbriatus
Raft SpiderDolomedes fimbriatus
Raft Spider
Dolomedes fimbriatus
Rufous GrasshopperGomphocerippus rufus
Rufous Grasshopper
Gomphocerippus rufus
Common BluePolyommatus icarus icarus
Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus icarus
Small HeathCoenonympha pamhilus pamhilus
Small Heath
Coenonympha pamhilus pamhilus
Small CopperLycaena phlaeas phlaeas
Small Copper
Lycaena phlaeas phlaeas
Large Marsh GrasshopperStethophyma grossum
Large Marsh Grasshopper
Stethophyma grossum
Large Marsh GrasshopperStethophyma grossum
Large Marsh Grasshopper
Stethophyma grossum
Short-Tailed BlueCupido argaides
Short-Tailed Blue
Cupido argaides
Large CopperLycaena dispar carueli
Large Copper
Lycaena dispar carueli
Railway in a desolate landscape
Railway in a desolate landscape
Small HeathCoenonympha pamhilus pamhilus
Small Heath
Coenonympha pamhilus pamhilus
Short-Tailed BlueCupido argaides
Short-Tailed Blue
Cupido argaides
The view along the road to St. Didier
The view along the road to St. Didier
Common Field GrasshopperChorthippus brunneus
Common Field Grasshopper
Chorthippus brunneus
Common Field GrasshopperChorthippus brunneus
Common Field Grasshopper
Chorthippus brunneus
Meadow BrownManiola jurtina jurtina
Meadow Brown
Maniola jurtina jurtina
Meadow BrownManiola jurtina jurtina
Meadow Brown
Maniola jurtina jurtina
Meadow BrownManiola jurtina jurtina
Meadow Brown
Maniola jurtina jurtina
Blue-Winged GrasshopperOedipoda caerulescens ssp.
Blue-Winged Grasshopper
Oedipoda caerulescens ssp.
José enjoying the last sunlight and view at our vacation address
José enjoying the last sunlight and view at our vacation address