The Gray Hairstreak of the most common hairstreaks in North America, although they are found throughout the world. They have a large variety of host and nectar plants, which include peas and mallows. The caterpillar is fuzzy and reddish in color. This one is on a Wild Blue Flax wildflower.


I just love these little flowers, the beginning of their peak blooming puts us right in the middle of summer. You can see these sky blue beauties from spring into autumn, in various habitats. They are native to western North America. The wild blue flax like well-drained soil and a lot of sun, in meadows or the… Read More WILD BLUE FLAX