It’s a poor summer for butterflies in Bear Creek, but here’s Speyeria aphrodite, a big female, on the flowers of Monarda fistulosa.
And one of the true rarities in El Paso County: Nymphalis californica, the California tortoiseshell butterfly, my third record in 30 years.
Spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium) is setting fruit.
And I told you once before, but I’m telling you again, the wild raspberries are going fast. Get ’em while they’re ripe!