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Monday, April 10, 2017

Soaking up some rays

Air temperatures reached ~58°F (~14.5°C) in Bodega Bay this afternoon, but the sun and calm wind conditions made it feel even warmer.

I happened upon a few insects basking in the sun:


Two-banded Skipper (Pyrgus ruralis)
(This is the first time I've seen this butterfly species in Bodega Bay.)




California Darner (Rhionaeschna californica

And a close-up from the side:





Cardinal Meadowhawk (Sympetrum illotum)


It looks like it might be cloudy for the next few days, but the sun might return at the end of the week, bringing more chances for insect sightings.
 

2 comments:

Peggy Walrath said...

Thank you, again. It's such a pleasure to find your photos each day--Your work is truly appreciated.

Jackie Sones said...

Hi, Peggy!

Thanks so much for the feedback. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoy the photos. It's fun for me to take them and share them with you!

:) Jackie