Found a few more of these on an old board fence around a meadow full of english plantain and always a place to see buckeyes flying. Despite looking, I could never find larvae; though they must have been present.
Nestled among Tanoak leaves, an abundance of acorns.
Seen on ground next to trail in Orchard Meadow.
On a dead douglas fir; seemingly one much visited.
Lots of windfall fruit: you'd think you're in an Olive grove.
These a bit weathered… I've often seen new ones with the prominences tipped in gold.
Quite a few still, pursuing each other around this plot of yellow star thistle and fading english plantain. This pair taking a break in the watery sunshine of this blustery morning.
Rained last few days, high 30's last night, 59 now; but still flying...
On a moribund douglas fir.
Still blooming in the dry fields of November.
Lots and lots of these up here; but not many sport acorns.
My guide says the four hindwing spots are supposed to be 'all black'...
I saw one of these downtown this week, and got excited because I usually see West Coast ladies. Thought to check today in the hills; and saw dozens.
I've assumed this foreleg came from one of our black-tailed deer. Nice demonstration of cruciate ligament anatomy.
My dog found this for me.
Sometimes known as the 'Red Admirable'.
juvenile Oregon Junco
American Robin and Oregon Junco