Sighting for April 10, 2021

Barbara Peck

Piety Hill Loop of Cloverdale Trail above Clear Creek
Shasta County, CA

I visited this area that has a tremendous amount of Jewelweed, Streptanthus tortuosus, to look for Pearly Marbles. I was surprised to see only 10 during a 3 mile exploration. I was fortunate to find one laying an egg and get some good looks at another nectaring on Jewelweed. Many bumble bees were nectaring on the Jewelweed flowers, most being yellow-faced but also at least 2 other species.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 25
  • Pearly Marble 10
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Common Ringlet 52

Pearly Marble egg

Pearly Marble egg

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pearly Marble

Pearly Marble

Pearly Marble