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.
I wandered into a little side arroyo a few weeks ago and there were three of these guys, all chattering away like crazy.
Ducks flying through early morning fog in the Rio Grande bosque.
Cranes, geese, ducks and maybe even starlings fly over a pond at the Bernardo Waterfowl Management Area.
Spike verbena growing wild in the Sandia mountains and a skipper butterfly (I’m not sure what kind of skipper it is).