Angeles National Forest, Grizzly Flat, June 25, 2017

This weekend my husband and I were supposed to be in Joshua Tree, but with the soaring temperatures, we opted to remain local.  This morning we took a very short hike up Grizzly Flat Trailhead.  It was 92 degrees by 9 am, but we managed to get in a quick trek up the slope and I snapped just a few photos along the way.  There were swallowtails circling down and back up the summit, but they were too far away to get an image.  I did manage to catch a Bernardino Blue, as there were many on the California Buckwheat and also what I believe is a female Lupine Blue who appeared to be ovipositing.

 Bernardino Blue, Euphilotes bernardino

Bernardino Blue, Euphilotes bernardino

 Lupine Blue, Plebejus lupini

Lupine Blue, Plebejus lupini

 Lupine Blue, Plebejus lupini

Lupine Blue, Plebejus lupini

 I love the colors of summer in fiery orange.

I love the colors of summer in fiery orange.

 View from part way up the mountain.

View from part way up the mountain.