Lepidoptera luck

On spring-like days I see plenty of colorful butterflies flitting around — but very rarely do I get a chance to capture them with my camera. So I felt pretty lucky when I spotted the beauty above landing on the trail right in front of me! I started creeping forward very slowly, snapping pictures as I went; I didn’t expect […]

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Color of spring

One nice thing about a grey, cloudy day with the threat of rain is that it’s even easier to notice and appreciate the bits of color nature has to offer in the spring. I had already walked past a lot of other flowers, including some really beautiful Itherial’s spear, when I noticed the bright red and black of a ladybug […]

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California wildflowers

If I’m hiking near Lake Natoma or Folsom Lake in the springtime, there’s just no way I’m going to pass by the gorgeous wildflowers without making a photograph. Some of these flowers I’ve come to know by name, but others remain a mystery to me. I consider it a bonus if I can identify them online and find out that […]

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