Despite this year’s extraordinarily warm and dry winter, Sandia hairstreak butterflies showed up right on time in the Sandia foothills — or at least this one did yesterday. I’m always happy to see my little friends.
Spike verbena growing wild in the Sandia mountains and a skipper butterfly (I’m not sure what kind of skipper it is).
I found this most amazing creature in the high Sandias today. It’s a hummingbird moth, but not like others I’ve seen; this one has transparent wings.
A small butterfly in the Sangre de Cristos outside Santa Fe. It might be called a Greenish Blue — but then again, you probably shouldn’t trust my butterfly IDs.
These butterflies were everywhere in the high Sandias the other day. They’re among my favorites.