Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
I think this is the only picture of the Variegated Fritillary. It was rather common. There were not swarms of them like the Bordered Patches or the Sisters, but there were plenty.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Supposedly, these are Arizona Sisters. They look just like California Sisters to me. But there is a slight difference on the underside. Something about have two orange bars instead of one. I'll take their word for it.
These butterflies are called sisters due to their resemblance to a nun. They are black and white like nuns, and have an orange face like nuns. Well, maybe nuns don't really have orange faces, but the orange on the butterfly is supposed to represent a face. Seems a little far fetched to me. But it helps me remember the name.
Anyway, the sisters were plentiful, friendly and beautiful. It would have been worth the trip just to see the sisters.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
We saw other insects and other animals on our trip. Above are a few of them.I wonder if that stick insect is native. I know most of the stick insects I see in Berkeley are escaped classroom pets.