Wood Ducks

Brad Schram

Hi All:

A drive this morning behind Arroyo Grande produced discovery of three
fledgling Wood Ducks on a beaver pond on the Huasna River. To be specific,
the dam and ducks are north of the wooden surfaced bridge over the river
where the road turns from blacktop to dirt. Otherwise, nothing unusual on
the bird front. A large Ring-necked Snake on the road near a stream
crossing added interest.

Lots of butterflies out. Does anyone know what the showy checkerspot is
that is found by every stream crossing right now? It has bright yellow
antennae and rufous legs.