This small butterfly was flying near some dry grass along side a trail. There were other various butterflies in the vicinity as well. The diameter of this butterfly is roughly 1.5-2 cm across.
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
White Mountain Butterfly Count
Note second shot - this genus "plays dead" once netted. Curls up it's abdomen. This is H. h. magnifica w/ it's extensive black scaling. It's range penetrates California from the east only in this area.
I finally saw this species a few years back w/ @kueda on one of the peaks at Mount Diablo. A lone, ratty hill-topper. Today I had 15 fresh individuals on Rabbitbush on my way up White Mountain.
Thought this was another female Blue Copper. the faint, central spots took it to Edith's. No, it's a female
This plant was found under a shady oak tree. It has a thorny stem and flower. Tan, white, and purple flowers seem to appear on the same plant. This was one of the four plants found under the oak.
This fern had three main fronds and only one of them appeared to have been damaged. The fern was found in a semi-shady area where it was by a dry creek. I identified this fern using "Plants Of The San Francisco Bay Region Mendocino to Monterrey".