I joined the CAZBA last year with hopes of finding and photographing native butterflies and the first thing I learned is how difficult it is! Spotting them is the first hurtle. The largest, like Swallowtails for instance, are pretty easy but there are tiny (emphasis on TINY!) butterflies that are still a challenge for me. The experts follow the slightest movement and yesterday, the reward was a tiny (3/4ths inch) Orange Skipperling.
Yesterday’s outing was to Rackensack Canyon. The butterflies were few but seeing Canyon Tree Frogs made up for it! Click the photo for a short slideshow of my favorite images from yesterday. Identifications are under the photos.