Monday, August 3, 2015

Beach Picture Dump

The local fire department/rescue group, equipped with surf boards,
A small pair of Pismo Clam shells, Pismo clams are a local delicacy. They've been pretty well fished out, but you can dig them up and keep larger ones under stringent regulations,

 Someones' fairly elaborate sand castles.
Looking North from the beach below the Sea Crest.
A live sand dollar pushing itself into the sand. There are quite a few of them on the beach, some alive (purple, and covered with fine bristles), and some dead, white and smooth. Many of them have barnacles on them.

Biacoastal Butterflies

I've been keeping an eye out for butterflies here in Pismo Beach/ San Louis Obispo. I've only succeeded in photographing these two, the Gray Hairstreak:

and this Painted Lady. Both these butterflies are fairly common in Maryland.

I also caught a glimpse of a couple of Western Swallowtails and a Lorquin's Admiral in SLO, but they were too fast for me.

Smile for the Camera!

Pismo pier: