Mud puddling .
This gravid female was the only one near the usual breeding pool. Female, gravid.
The ventral brown bands eliminate Oreas Comma ( Anglewing ) which also occurs here .
On Cat`s-Ear .
A fresh individual along East Ridge Trail .
Fresh . Probably a male I believe because of the pink flush on fore wings .
Nectaring on Cirsium vulgare ( Bull Thistle ) . This individual ignored me and let me get very close , which is not the norm for this species .
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 thinking it might be Lepiota magnispora, but now that I'm looking at pics that doesn't seem right.
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.