I saw numerous Mormon metalmarks on La Luz (in the Sandias) earlier today. These gorgeous little butterflies were focusing much of their attention on these small asters.
Sandia Hairstreak, 2023 Edition
One of the year’s first Sandia hairstreak butterflies rests on a blade of beargrass. Sandia hairstreaks are New Mexico’s state butterfly.
Bernardo Pond at Sunset
Sunset silhouettes cranes and geese fly into a pond in Bernardo at sunset.
Sandhill Crane Portrait
A sandhill crane (more or less) posing for me in Bernardo.
A cactus wren sitting on, and surrounded by, cholla.