Sighting for April 29, 2014

Rob Santry

Road Trip to Red Rocks State Park to Lone Pine in Eastern California's Owen's Valley
Inyo County, CA

My wife and I drove into the Mojave Desert to Red Rocks State Park and then drove to the known Small Blue colony located in the Alabama Hills on the Whitney Portal Road, west of the town of Lone Pine. Again, Small Blues were flying! This trip is the first time I’ve been able to get photographs of Small Blue due to California’s severe drought.

  • Becker's White 10
  • Checkered White 10
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 15
  • Dotted Blue 5
  • Small Blue 4
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot 2
  • Painted Lady 50
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1