Monday, May 09, 2011

Sunol Regional Park in Spring

Two years ago, (and a full month earlier) Tony, his mom, Alice, & I went for a lovely hike in Sunol. We did it again this weekend, and once again it was spectacular-- but with different plants in bloom, and lots of butterflies. We've decided it really should be an annual Spring event.

It appeared that there had been a very recent hatch of these chalcedon checkerspots, and the puddles were full of good-sized tadpoles.

Some pictures from the previous hike are here.

This site helped us to ID a few of the flowers we see less frequently, like Ithuriel's Spear (blue) and the Mariposa Lily (white with red spots) but we have yet to locate this red/violet one... anyone?


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