2 species dining on Goldenrod at Coldwater Lake, Mt St Helens National Volcanic Monument.
May or June 2010. Hopefully I will be able to get a more precise date and location to update this.
Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler, Setophaga coronata auduboni (J.K. Townsend, 1837), YRWA. Adult male, breeding plumage. Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument, Hummocks Trail # 229 (WA-14-26D), Skamania Co., Washington, USA. Photo by David L. Govoni ©2014.
Two individuals were observed on the trail from the picnic area to the boatramp at Coldwater Lake.
This was probably the most abundant wildflower on the scoured ridgetop around the observatory.
Quite a few of these conspicuous, day-flying geometrids were flitting about along the hiking trail. I probably saw about 10 in just a 0.25 mi hike, but they were difficult to photograph.
About three of these checkerspots were seen along the trail on the NW side of the lake.
Mating on noble fir