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An ant explores one of the many Indian piantbrush plants blooming along Loma Ridge in the Limestone Canyon and Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park in south Orange County. This year's rain and sunshine combined to produce a fresh crop of wildflowers in the hills of Orange County.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Supervising Park Ranger Ron Slimm leads a hike through south Orange County hills where wildflowers are blooming.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A bee visits a patch of bush lupine near Trabuco Canyon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A bee searches for pollen in a batch of purple vetch.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A butterfly lands on a bouquet of white popcorn and yellow pincushion in the hills of Limestone Canyon and Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park near Trabuco Canyon in south Orange County.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A butterfly lands on blooms of bedstraw growing along a trail in south Orange County.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A splendid Mariposa lily grows among the wild oat in the hills of south Orange County.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

The bloom of a Mariposa lily was one of many on display during a recent hike in the hills of South Orange County.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

An insect navigates the petals of a California bush sunflower near Whiting Ranch in south Orange County.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Canterbury bells bloom along the trail in the Limestone Canyon and Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park in south Orange County.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Caterpillar phacelia bloom along the trail in the Limestone Canyon and Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park in south Orange County.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

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