Sunday's 2nd Hike: Wildlife & Wildflowers at Grizzly Flat, 2.4 miles RT, 643 +/-, April 15, 2018

On the way back from Devil’s Canyon today, we stopped off at Grizzly Flat so I could take some butterfly photos with my DSLR.  I don’t hike with my DSLR anymore because it’s too cumbersome on strenuous hikes.  I also don’t want to ruin it when I need to climb up rocks or navigate through tall brush.  I brought it along today just for this hike since it’s an easy one up a nice, wide trail.  The sun was in and out so it was mostly cloudy, but the hike was very nice.  There were lots of wildflowers in bloom, hence the butterflies were around them.  I didn’t see a lot of activity today, but I did see a few as well as some other critters in the short time we were on the trail.  One of these days I’d like to hike up this trail a little further although it’s hard when you’re searching for butterflies because you end up spending a lot of time just in one spot waiting for that perfect shot! 
 

  Celastrina e. echo, Pacific Azure

Celastrina e. echo, Pacific Azure

 Chalcedon caterpillar

Chalcedon caterpillar

 Purple Nightshade

Purple Nightshade

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 Popcorn Flower

Popcorn Flower

  Propertius Duskywing

Propertius Duskywing

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 Callophrys augustinus iroides, Brown Elfin   

Callophrys augustinus iroides, Brown Elfin
 

 Yerba Santa

Yerba Santa

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 California Buckwheat

California Buckwheat

 Lupine

Lupine

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 Purple Nightshade

Purple Nightshade

 Purple Nightshade

Purple Nightshade

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 Bush Poppy

Bush Poppy

 Wild Lilac

Wild Lilac

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 Bush Poppy

Bush Poppy

 Bush Poppy

Bush Poppy

 Bush Poppy

Bush Poppy

 Wild Lilac

Wild Lilac

 Yerba Santa

Yerba Santa

 Wild Lilac

Wild Lilac

 Wild Lilac

Wild Lilac