Torn & tattered.
End of the trail for this brave little hairstreak? Seemed to be making some progress in getting loose.
On an adjacent branch, a flower spider. I didn't think these used webs; and I think that it was only being opportunistic as the butterfly blundered into the remnants of an old web.
I should have stayed to watch, but could not.
Eating the wild mustard.
I've seen these a dozen times at this location, but lack the gear to get a nice image.
Much smaller than others I've seen; I suppose I might be wrong.
Still retaining one breeding plume.
There was 1 stump, 1 older, and 5 younger trees found during the BioBlitz in the small redwood grove on Grouse Hill. Within 5 meters of lichens, moss, starflowers, ferns, bay trees, fungus, and tan oaks.
3/4 inches in diameter. About 25% dried up
About 8 ft tall. About 1 inch in diameter w/ 1 stump sprout
Found growing around turtle pond on/under dried rushes about 18 ft from pond.