Alpine Flora and Butterfly Walk, Val d’Hérens, Switzerland

Yesterday my wife, Jude, and I went for a walk from the parking area near Les Farquesses up to Les Mayens de la Cretta. With the sun shining brightly and many more alpine flowers in full bloom, we were expecting to photograph a few butterflies. I hadn’t even switched the engine off and Jude announced that she’d already counted 11 butterflies fluttering around the meadow beside the car. We didn’t even need to venture into the meadow to take the pictures, as there was plenty of activity by the side of the road. About 20 minutes later we finally dragged ourselves away. I believe the first 3 butterflies in the gallery below are ‘firsts’ for this website. 😊

10 thoughts on “Alpine Flora and Butterfly Walk, Val d’Hérens, Switzerland

    • Thank you Hanna. Yes, there are quite a few. I didn’t even post pictures of some of the others (already posted previously) like the Duke of Burgundy and Green Hairstreak. But I shall be looking for some more new ones tomorrow! 😊


    • I’ll keep bringing you some more images then… Not to make you jealous, of course, but just so that you can imagine being (t)here! If you have any special requests, let me know and I’ll see what I can do. 🙂 I hope to ‘top’ a couple of new peaks this year which will take me further down the Rhone valley.


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