I wore myself out today seeking butterflies. I guess I thought since I was a birding addict I was immune to becoming a butterflying addict. (Would that be like a heroin addict thinking he was immune to other drugs?)
I did manage to add another species to the oasis list though.... a Common Sootywing.
Here are some blooms I came across along the arroyo. Brian tells me this bush is ratany (Krameria), a good host plant for Mormon Metalmarks. Will see if I can find some there first chance possible.
This condalia is loaded with berries. The birds will soon come and gobble them up.
And a couple more butterfly photos from today. This adorable White Checkered-Skipper...
And two variations of the Fatal Metalmark..
And I can't leave out this lovely Checkered White. Per Brian, it's a male.
You see why I'm worn out. Playing is hard work. The camera is really heavy and it was hot today. Not complaining. Just saying.....