Sighting for September 8, 2015

Rob Santry

O'Brian Creek near the Siskiyou Crest. This locale is in the Applegate River Drainage, about 15 miles southwest of the town of Applegate.
Josephine County, OR

My wife and I went hiking in the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon and chose the O’Brian Creek Trail, which is a popular BLM trail. It is one of the closest trailheads that summits the Siskiyou Crest, from our house in Grants Pass. The coolest thing about the hike was seeing seven Green Commas at the trailhead area! They were patrolling sunny forest openings right along the creek. I was lucky that five of them posed for me. That doesn’t happen often, to be sure. In the past, I’m lucky to see one or two Green Commas, so seven is an outstanding day! Also, there were Hoary and Satyr Commas along the hike which gave the impression that Commas were a constant companion on our journey to the top.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Satyr Comma 2
  • Green Comma 7
  • Hoary Comma 5
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 3
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Woodland Skipper 3

Green Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma