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Passiflorahoeve: European butterfly garden

Last week I paid a visit to the Passiflorahoeve. I had not been there before and was surprised by the large amount of butterflies and flowers.
The first two parts in which I explored the tropical butterfly garden, the tropical butterfly nursery and the tropical greenhouse can be seen below.

Today we take a look at the European butterfly garden.
On the website of the Passiflorahoeve you can find:
We dare to say with confidence that this is the most unique garden in Europe, because as this garden is landscaped you will not find anywhere else.

We have created five different biotopes here: heather biotope, dry biotope, forest biotope, marsh biotope and a meadow biotope. There are also different soil mixtures per biotope that fit specifically to that, we even brought raw materials from Italy.
In the construction of the different biotopes we had help from friends from abroad because that requires so much knowledge that you can never know alone.
In this garden you can see beautiful moonstones lying, but these also have multiple functions. The moonstones contain minerals that the butterflies need. Also, the stones retain heat so that the butterflies can use it to warm up the next morning, in addition, they can hide in the holes, cracks and potholes.
The waterfall is a nice place for the butterflies to drink but also to cool down and of course you can also enjoy here on one of the benches just for a while.


The first butterfly I see in the European butterfly garden is the monarch butterfly.

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A butterfly that (to my great pleasure) shows itself a lot and often.

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Then my eye falls on an orange passion flower butterfly that shares a leaf with a zebra butterfly.

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The zebra butterfly itself is also quite photogenic.

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They also like to share a flower sometimes.

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At the tables with fruit it is also a hustle and bustle of interest.
Monarch butterflies and orange passion flower butterflies feast side by side.

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It's a pleasure to watch.

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Never seen a butterfly snacking like that from a piece of kiwi.

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Back to the monarch butterfly.

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Isn't it beauty?

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Then I find out something that can be a cocoon. Well, an empty one.

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Noiselessly I walk past a number of diners monarch butterflies.

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Admire once again a zebra butterfly.

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Then I spot two orange passion flower butterflies moving towards each other.

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To finally end beautiful synchronous.

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Then I see a monarch butterfly in trouble. I have no idea how long the butterfly has been in the water, but I'm moving fast.

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In order not to damage the wings, I use a petal to brag the butterfly and a little later gently put it on a table to dry up again.

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Before we leave this beautiful butterfly garden a few beauties in a row.

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A few more zebra butterflies.

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So far this beautiful garden, but especially come and have a look tomorrow. Then we go to the butterfly museum and the European outside butterfly garden. Will be prosecuted...

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