Becs de Bosson (Walk 25 plus)

The forecast yesterday was for bright blue skies but, unusually, it was slightly wrong.  Although there was some blue sky and sunshine, low cloud hung over most of the mountains tops in our valley.  However, my chosen destination of the Becs de Bosson, (at over 3,100m or 10,100ft) looked clearer than most.

During my approach to the Pas de Lona, things didn’t look good but, ever the optimist, I pressed on hoping the clouds would lift and, luckily, this time they did. 🙂

On the way various animals had left some ‘nutrients’ for the butterflies to enjoy.  And, let’s face it, there’s nothing better than a pile of dung to distract a butterfly from the close attentions of a man with a camera. 🙂

My apologies for posting so many images, but this is just the tip of the iceberg…  The walk, which was 23k (14 miles) long and climbed over 1,900m (6,200 ft), took me around 8 hours and so there were plenty of opportunties to stop (and catch my breath) and take some photos.



15 thoughts on “Becs de Bosson (Walk 25 plus)

  1. What stunning variety in your butterflies! So pretty. It never occurred to me that they would like dung, to human sensibilities it just isn’t on a par with flower nectar !


    • Yes, there are so many different sorts with subtle variations in their patterns – particularly the Fritillaries. And I can’t tell the difference between all the blues. My little book has 15 and they all look pretty much the same to me. As for the dung, I’m not sure, I can only assume it has the chemicals and/or salts that they like or need. It certainly keeps them occupied though. 🙂

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