Two crops of the same photo taken on a quick walk around the block…

Two crops of the same photo taken on a quick walk around the block. I really like the landscape crop showing the fiery skipper as it flies from one flower to the next…but after I cropped it, I noticed the bee also flying in the foreground of the original, and I just had to find a way to keep them both in the frame and still draw attention to them.

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An orange butterfly flying over iceplant flowers.

An orange butterfly and a bee flying over iceplant flowers.

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Realized this isn’t iceplant. INat suggests it’s in the Kleinia genus, but I’m not sure beyond that.

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Follow-up: The plant is Blue Chalksticks.

I saw a lot of butterflies at Madroma Marsh over the weekend…

Photo taken at: Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center

I saw a lot of #butterflies at #MadronaMarsh over the weekend, including some pale yellow ones and some black ones and even a few monarchs, plus a lot of these white and orange ones. #iNaturalist narrows them down to the Pontia & Hylephila genuses (geni?). #nature

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According to biophilic1 on iNaturalist, these are a Checkered White and a Fiery Skipper.