"The Butterfly Trail in Hartwald" Rhön Off The Beaten Path Tip by Weissdorn

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  Thistle Butterfly in the Rhön
by Weissdorn

From the around 170 different kinds of butterflies that can found in Bavaria, about two thirds of them are in the Rhön. More than 130 different species of butterflies can be found in the Rhön, which makes it unique place in Europe, especially for butterfly enthusaists, or Lepidopterologists.
The Natural Rhön Park authorities and the "Gesellschaft für Schmetterlingsschutz e.V." - National Butterfly Protection Society, founded this trail in the Hartwald - between Oberelsbach and Oberwaldbehrungen - where you can observe around 30 different kinds of butterflies.
The billboards along the way, don't only tell you how to recognize the different kinds, but they also tell why butterflies are important for the ecology system.
The best time to go is on sunny late Spring and Summer days that hardly have any wind. That's when it will be most likely that you will see most of the different kinds of butterflies, either in the late morning or the early afternoon. The months of July and August are best.

The Butterfly Trail is located between the towns of Oberelsbach and Unterelsbach in the Bavarian Rhön Area.

For more info:
Haus der Langen Rhön
Unterelsbacher Straße 4
97656 Oberelsbach

othercontact: info@brrhoenbayern.de
Phone: (0049-9774) 9102-60 Fax: -70

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  • Updated Apr 11, 2003
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