Winging and singing

Song Sparrow doing his thing at Noyo Headlands

It’s a tough life as I try to make the most of my handful of days on the Mendocino coast. While I’m having a blast shooting the profusion of wildflowers and spotting new (to me) butterflies, I’m missing out on the chance to just sit and gaze at the ocean for hours at a time. Difficult choices, but I’ll try to carry on despite the challenge.

I believe this is a Variable Checkerspot (Euphydryas chalcedona)

California Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia california)


Western Pine Elfin (Callophrys eryphon)

Variable Checkerspot among Blue-eyed Grass

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