Evening on the border of a Dutch river."Vrienden der duisternis", A painting made by Koekoek,
used for education purpose on schools.
1 Barn Owl (Tyto alba), 2 Brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus),3 Honeysuckles (Lonicera;
4 Eurasian Water Shrew (Neomys fodiens),5 Red Underwing (Catocala nupta),6 oak (quercus)
7 Ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris),8 nettles (urtica),9 White Campion (Silene latifolia)
Lonicera are famous climbers, well suited to cover walls
and fences in youre garden. They climb through bushes by
winding. Honeysuckles are perrinial and loose the leaves
in the winter.
These climbers flower during the summer until the fall,
producing a sweet fragrance. That attracts a lot of bees
and moths that visit the Lonicera in the evening.
Honeysuckles spread there fragrance in the evening.
This is the European Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum),a
deciduous climber that flowers during the summer and produces
bright red berries. These berries are not edible.
Hawk moths around a Lonicera in the evening
1 Hawk-Moth or Agnius convolvulus
2 Plume moth or Pterphorus pentadactyla
3 Oleander Hawk-moth or Dapnis nerii
4 Jaspidea celsia
5 Privet hawkmoth or sphinx ligustri
6 Passanger or Dysgonia algira
A Honeysuckle in march, covered by sudden snow.
Lonicera Japonica Cultivars have that lovely fragrance in
the evening , the most famous is Lonicera Japonica "Halliana" ,
with pinkflowers and a long flowering period. Its foliage
keeps green in soft winters.
Lonicera x brownii "Dropmore scarlet" has an avalage of flowers
in the summer, but they doesn't have that lonicera fragrance.
Climbing plants use other plants or rocks for support.