|Bumblebee on phacelia at the Pismo Preserve, February 9,2017. We saw a hillside covered with these beautiful blooms and busy bees at work!|
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Thursday, July 14, 2016
|The kids and I spotted this convention of red milkweed beetles on woollypod milkweed along the LATO trail during a May 20,2016 hike. Did you know that these beetles make sounds akin to a cat purring? Click on the link to find out what entomologists have learned about these colorful long-horned beetles. BG|
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
These four photographs of Western tiger swallowtail butterflies were taken in a period of a few seconds. The butterfly was enjoying the flower, fluttered its wings, and flew away. I especially like the third photo because it almost looks like there are two butterflies.
I looked out my kitchen window and saw the butterfly on the flower, ran and got my camera, took a quick few photos, and the butterfly was gone. It was a special treat. MK