These were small and fuzzy on top, hollow below
Took advantage of clippings from the trail maintenance!
Missing its tail, rather dramatically.
This poor chap almost got blown over in the wind a few times.
Two action shots.
Very windy on the hill, so not many butterflies today. I only saw the upper wing once, and there was some orange and black patterning. The few butterflies I saw today wanted to keep their wings folded! This was small, about the size of a Mylitta Crescent.
The pursuer becomes the pursued
The Crow had been harassing the RTH, but here the hawk turned that around.
I have no idea if this is even in the right family (and I thought I knew Irises!). By the shore of the pond in this Open Space Preserve.
Many were at the pond in Thornewood, and on the trails leading up to the pond
Together, despite being of two very different sizes. Are they interacting? It was difficult to say in the field.
I realize there are probably multiple species here. All on the same log. Redwood forest, near a pond.