Palos Verde Blue butterfly - It would be pretty odd to see these guys in northern Cal as they were thought to be extinct by the 80's only recently rediscovered ... so um Beautiful Butterflies, Blue Butterflies, Colors, Butterflies, Flower Photos, Blue Flower, Nature Beautiful, Animal, Purple Flower
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Oregon Swallowtail (Papilio Oregonius) Butterfly. Two years ago I found one of these beauties by the side of the road while I was out for a walk. It had a badly damaged left wing and couldn't fly anymore, so I took in home and laid it down in my garden, under the lettuce leaves.