I have discovered the secret to seeing the animals I love the most: leave my camera at home! As with last month's Mountain Lion, I finally saw a Mourning Cloak in the county, while leading the SAS Volunteer Appreciation Hike. It moved very quickly; I'm not sure I would have had time to photograph it even if I'd had the camera. Looking forward to adding a Mourning Cloak with a photo at a later time.
Caterpillar stage known as "Banded Wooly Bear"
On Sequoia Audubon Volunteer Appreciation hike with thanks to Robbie Fischer
On Sequoia Audubon Volunteer Appreciation hike
Very exciting sighting! On a trip to survey the park for the San Mateo County Birding Guide.