Found at Bridle Trail .
An uncommon species generally in this park .
Along East Ridge Trail .
Nectaring on Cirsium vulgare ( Bull Thistle ) .
No stain, fibrillose stem, no notable smell. Was thinks it might be that similar looking lepiota
Looked like it was growing out of the remains of aralia, but probably just growing from fallen wood.
Probably completely unidentifiable in this state, but I thought it might be interesting to note it hasn't started putting up new shoots yet.
Not looking good. I was talking with an arborist who was passing by and he thought it might have been drought stress.
Oak and bay, no stain, fibrilose stem
Growing in the soil of a houseplant in my bathroom.
I am trying to show this individual from many different angles . Found sunning on a sandy fire road . In dorsal view note the orange cell in the blackish brown margin of the fore wing , plus note square fore wing tips .
In the background (top of photo), a short section of tunnel...
Monarch chrysalis 33
growing on wood chips and engulfing them