Many thanks for the kind reception of Jeanie the singer! Special thanks to Walter for the UA!
Yes, you are seeing right!!! At last there it is, the second large blue I spotted this year, round the mozzie lake. The fist one only stayed for milliseconds and decided it doesn't like geraniums.
they are known as Phengaris arion or maculinea arion.
I must have been a sight rolling in the grass (muddy) with an old jeans skirt creeping up on it.
v2 is a grab shot of no 1 in our garden.
how to get them to visit your garden:
1- leave the ants alone.
2 - leave the wild thyme and marjolain alone ( cut around it) but water it if needed.
3 - make sure to have the lavender in full bloom
must say we had about 5 last year, have only seen 2 in the garden this year and was really worried.