Some neat stuff from this week

As the seasons progress, new waves of wildflowers replace or add to the ones preceding them.

Sarah and I were excited to see our first blooming Lace Cactus(Echinocereus reichenbachii).

This Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja sp.) had great color, and stood out among the more common flowers in the area.

The American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis) is usually seen with open wings from above, which are mostly orange and black. I included this photo because I think the more intricately patterned and colored underside is often unnoticed or underappreciated.

This is an Ironclad Beetle (Zopherus nodulosus) that I found under a log. I like finding oddballs like this.

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