Friday, August 28, 2009

Butterflies, Sauk Mountain

On the way back from Newhalem, we took a hike through the meadows Sauk Mountain, which was glorious. We saw pikas and marmots, heard the haunting tones of a varied thrush and thorougly enjoyed ourselves.

The view (that's the confluence of the Sauk and Skagit rivers):

The flowers (shown here with pine siskin).

...and the butterflies.
Mylitta crescent on orange agoseris.

Um, some kind of blue. Genus Plebejus, I think.

Clodius parnassian.

And a fine looking unidentified caterpillar.

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