False Foxglove stop

Ok I am slipping in a couple more photos from the Monkey-flower location. 🙂

This poor girl, a Slaty Skimmer (Libellula incesta) had a rough day.
Jeanne caught me in the act of creeping closer to the Slaty Skimmer.

Even though I am allergic to poison ivy that doesn’t stop me from looking.
A closeup of the Leaf-footed Bugs (Coreidae) nymphs!

An adult Western Leaf-footed bug (Leptoglossus clypealis) on the poison ivy.

Now we were at the False Foxglove (Aureolaria grandiflora) location. So they were not blooming yet which was not a surprise to me. Why? Because Shirley had always told me at this location they always seemed to bloom three weeks later than the Montague County location. Shirley knew!
As you can see the plant was covered in road dust plus it had three Buckeye caterpillars on it.
The buds in the axils were just getting started.
Last year’s seed pods seemed to have spit out all of their seeds.
The Purple Cliff-brake ferns were a bit droopy and dry from the lack of rain.

A little further down the road the Ashy Sunflowers (Helianthus mollis) were doing nicely!

Love the pollinators!

It had been lovely checking up on the Shirley plants!

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Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


    1. I agree with Judy – a friend is never truly gone as long as we honor their memory. Shirley lives on!

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