Thanks, there was a small colony with young bugs and old bugs. Will have to make known.
In Oak Woodland along riparian creek, Trail to Nojoqui Falls.
Wee baby lizard on a hike near Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara County
This stand of A. eriocarpa is located on the west side of Foxen Canyon Road. Access through the barbed wire fence under the oak tree.
These plants (~50) were in glorious full bloom, a couple of which had maturing, yellowish seed capsules.
Although some plants were shedding blooms, most were in very vigorous condition despite the current drought. No monarch butterfly ova, larva, nor pupa observed, as well as none in flight nor any chewed leaves.
This is probably one of the most common shrubs at the Paradise reserve.
This tree is scattered with Blue and coast valley oak on the lower elevation of the reserve.
I have only seen a small group of this flower along Paradise road. The plant is annual.