Cosmic Birding - an amateur bird blog
Mourning cloak butterfly, Shiloh Ranch Regional Park, Windsor
California Buckeye butterfly, Coleman Valley Rd
First California Tortoiseshell of the year, near Occidental
Margined white butterfly?
I think this is a margined white butterfly, along Salmon Creek Rd Bodega
Riverfront Regional Park, Healdsburg, Pipevine butterfly
Another view, Pipevine butterfly on wild radish, Riverfront Regional Park, Healdsburg
Tiger swallowtail, near Occidental
Orange sulphur butterfly I think, Sebastopol
Tiger Swallowtail, the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Sebastopol
Mylitta Crescent, Coleman Valley Rd Occidental
Tiger Swallowtail on domestic shrub flower, camp meeker-occidental road
California Sister butterfly, camp meeker to occidental road
Another view, same location, California Sister butterfly
Mylitta crescent, two different views, Willow creek rd near Jenner
Acmon blue, Willow creek rd near Jenner
Acmon blue, wings folded, Willowcreek rd near Jenner
Acmon blue butterfly, female, Willowcreek rd near Jenner
Lorquin's Admiral, Willowcreek rd near Jenner
Wings open, Lorquin's admiral, Willowcreek rd near Jenner
Faded California crescent butterfly? Willowcreek rd near Jenner
California Hairstreak? Pine Flat Rd Healdsburg
Moss elfin, Pine Flat Rd Healdsburg
Brown elfin butterfly, Pine Flat Rd
Common woodnymph, Pine Flat RD
Tattered looking Acmon Blue, Pine Flat Rd
Acmon blue on blackberry bloom, Pine Flat rd
Great Copper butterfly, Pine Flat rd Healdsburg
Anise swallowtail, Pine Flat Rd Healdsburg
Another view, Anise swallowtail, Healdsburg
I think this is a satyr comma, Salmon Creek Rd Bodega
Cabbage White, Salmon Creek Rd Bodega
Red Admiral, salmon creek rd Bodega
Red Admiral, Salmon Creek Rd
Margined white butterfly, Salmon Creek Rd Bodega
Lorquin's admiral, Salmon Creek rd Bodega
Mylitta Crescent, Salmon Creek Rd
California Dogface butterfly, Cazadero. This is the state butterfly!
Supposed to have the pattern of a dogface on the wing, hence the name.
Wings were only open in flight, so somewhat challenging to get crisp photo.
California Dogface butterfly, Cazadero
The female California dogface is a paler yellow, no dogface, just black dots on the inside of the wings.
Mournful duskywing, near Occidental
Female Acmon Blue butterfly, Shollenberger Park Petaluma
This could be a California dogface butterfly, near Occidental.
Firey skipper, near Sebastopol center for the arts
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