One of those things that I hardly miss each year is this:
Meadows of Fritillaria meleagris. They keep disappearing because of greedy farmers who change marshy meadows into corn fields. They get high subsidies for those fields and our government keeps doing this in spite of repeated reminding from different organizations and individuals that they keep destroying our environment with this. It is not very pleasant to live in this corruptive country anymore where some steal and most are (literally) hungry.
These purple beauties have almost stopped flowering by now. But hopefully they will be there, in full bloom, next year again.