Very large fly? Big as a bumblebee.
Lots of these today in the higher portions of this park.
Not impressive in flight: looks like a dull-grey day flying moth.
This year I've seen 5 or 6 of these up here; this is as close as I've gotten with a camera...
Sold widely as an excellent nectaring plant... I find that it demands a lot of water or it will promptly wither; and sadly, doesn't really seem so attractive to local butterflies. Perhaps others have had more luck.
End of the trail for this brave little hairstreak? Seemed to be making some progress in getting loose.
On an adjacent branch, a flower spider. I didn't think these used webs; and I think that it was only being opportunistic as the butterfly blundered into the remnants of an old web.
I should have stayed to watch, but could not.
Eating the wild mustard.