Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Corralitas Public Staircase: Native Wild Hyacinth Attracts Skippers

Photo: Diane Edwardson February 15, 2015.  After a couple of years without native Wild Hyacinth (AKA "Blue Dicks") on Corralitas due to drought, I was particularly pleased to see the long stemmed plants topped with paper-thin purple flowers attracting a small brown butterfly, a type of Skipper (of which there are dozens species in LA County).

Wild Hyacinth is a perennial, returning to the same location, every year (when we have rain). 

The Butterfly Bonanza continues tomorrow.