On March1, in Catalina State Park, we took the Southerland Trail to find beautiful golden fields of California Poppies. Randy and our dogs rested under the dramatic backdrop of Push Ridge and posed for every bodies photographs while I got my annual blister beetle shots and also found some nice new insects.
|Lytta auriculata on Scorpionweed|
|Lytta stygica on California Poppy|
|The Giant Yucca Skipper in an aria with many Sotols that are among its host plants|
|Creamcup Poppies, Platystemon, californicus|
|Desert Anemone, Anemone tuberosa, and Owl Clover, Castilleja, exserta, formerly, Orthocarpus, purpurascens|
|We all had a great day|