Swallow tail mating
Swallow tail butterflies trying to mate.
Growing right on the banks of the Russian River in gravel/sand, obviously with wet feet. This area was recently disturbed due to a restoration project at the Wohler Bridge. Woody reddish stems. Alternate leaf arrangement.
Many bees in large patch of White Sweetclover.
Large patch full of Honey Bees.
Chased off three Western Tiger Swallowtails when it first arrived. Eventually shared with them, mostly.
Large flock (at least 30) moving around high in trees alongside river.