Category: Critters

Sandia Hairstreak, 2018 Edition

Sandia Hairstreak

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.

Scrub Jay

Scrub Jay

I wandered into a little side arroyo a few weeks ago and there were three of these guys, all chattering away like crazy.

Fog and Ducks

Bosque Mist and Ducks

Ducks flying through early morning fog in the Rio Grande bosque.

The Sun Sets on Yet Another Year

Pond at sunset, with migrating birds

Cranes, geese, ducks and maybe even starlings fly over a pond at the Bernardo Waterfowl Management Area.

Spike Verbena and Butterfly

Spike Verbena and Skipper

Spike verbena growing wild in the Sandia mountains and a skipper butterfly (I’m not sure what kind of skipper it is).

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