Today while I was collecting small pieces of debris emerging from the sand following the recent rains, I found a third species of Tiger Beetle.
It is Ellipsoptera hirtalabris, a common scrub species, but one I have never recorded here in the past 20 years of observations.
I also checked the Lupine planting areas. I did not find any living seedlings, but the recently planted Lupines that are being irrigated seem to be doing well.
The irrigation was an important factor in one of the driest Mays on record for the area.