Natural Bridges State Beach
I visited Natural Bridges State Beach the first week of February. It's known as a winter habitat for monarch butterflies. I visualized a massive orange and black wall of sleeping insects clinging to stately eucalyptus trees. I was a bit late for the sleep-in. A few were fluttering around along the Moore Creek Trail - too active to track with a camera. So I settled for wildflowers. Common yellow woodsorrel was scattered along the trail. One bee did settle down long enough for a portrait.
Santa Cruz California
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