Sighting for May 10, 2013

Rob Santry

Upper Kern River Canyon/Sherman Pass Road/Sequoia National Monument
Tulare County, CA

This was the first sunny day after four days of rain. The lower elevations of Sherman Pass Road were still open and the buckwheat was blooming. We saw five species of blues today and with yesterdays Veined Blues, we had a total of six species of blues for the trip!

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Square-spotted Blue 1
  • Dotted Blue 12
  • Boisduval's Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Lupine Blue 5
  • Northern Checkerspot 4
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Rural Skipper 2

Square-spotted Blue

Dotted Blue

Lupine Blue