An Excerpt from Jim Conrad's
Naturalist Newsletter of June 26, 2005

issued from California's Sierra Nevada Foothills

JUNE BUTTERFLIES
ON & AROUND SLATE MOUNTAIN

Below are the species I managed to identify in the Douglas-fir/ Sugar Pine forest between 3200 and 4100 feet (975-1250 meters) in elevation on Slate Mountain in eastern El Dorado County.. I hope you can experience some of the pleasure I did when you view the images and see the rainbow of colors and elegant patterns: