Sunday, June 23, 2019

Today's walk report: 062319

The Death of Spider-Man.

Okay, it's not Spider-Man but rather a generic representation of some sort of superhero character, probably designed with enough effort to avoid any copyright lawsuits. When I first noticed it, before looking with the visual assistance of a 300 mm lens, I thought it was a cluster of Mylar balloons. The second thought I had was, these things really need to be outlawed.

 We didn't seem to be finding much in the way of photo opportunities so after a shot or two of this male monarch butterfly we decided to walk to the west end of the campus and back (about 1 mile) just to get some exercise. On the return look what we found crashed near the main parking lot on the east side of the campus.

I pulled out my trusty penknife and he was history.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Today's walk report: 060219

Another wonderful day in L.A.

Still seeing a Vanessa caddui, or due.

Hey, it freaked me out too.

A Bullock's oriole.

A prairie falcon.

A bee on narrow-leaved milkweed.

A monarch butterfly, probably looking for the narrow-leaved milkweed.

A western swallowtail butterfly.

Without a long explanation, I think this might be male Allen's hummingbird, Rusty G. Alpha.

See you soon, same bat time... same bat channel.