Clinging to a sedge stalk.
A fat little fly; seemingly glued to this monkey flower.
Wasted some time trying to get a picture of their typical hovering flight, when I've neither the skill or camera to do this...
I am going back when blooms open to get better photo's and ID.
Baby redwood,another 12ft tall recorded by Carla Suarez soto Ariana Mendoza paniagua , Helen Lehman school, 6th grade, IOOBY
Recorded by Leslie Perez,Malita Whitson,Helen Lehman,IOOBY
Recorded by Brandon corral and Martin zepeda, sixth graders at Helen Lehman school with IOOBY,
Every few years now we see a slew of these; although I can't remember ever seeing one as a boy.
Appears to be cultivated here.
Covered with butterflies: Pipevine Swallowtails, Variable Checkerspots, Acmon Blues, and a thousand Juniper Hairstreaks. The hairstreaks seemed almost glued to the plant. Bees and beetles as well..
Large patch of this growing in a seep in Orchard Meadow.
Very numerous! I assume they brood in the Sergent Cypress forest just over the ridge. You can see these trees in the satellite image covering the upper left corner...