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Wordless Wednesday-Wings on Wednesday

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

Question Mark  (Polygonia interrogationis)

Queen (Danaus gilippus)

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

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Spring Beauty at the Rio Grande Nature Center

Western Swallowtail Butterfly
Western Swallowtail Butterfly,

Western Swallowtail Butterfly,
Western Swallowtail Butterfly

Yucca Glauca
Wilson's Warbler

Snowy Egret

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Wordless Wednesday

Common Sunflower


Common Snowberry


Jimsonweed fruit


Wild Holly


Red Sage


Prickly-pear cactus with ripe tunas


New Mexico Native Squash

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An Insect Kind of Sunday in the Corrales Bosque

I really meant to ride my bike to the Corrales Harvest Festival when I got up on Sunday morning. Somehow the idea of crowds and noise did not appeal to me, so I went for a short fast ride, came home and decided to take some bird photos in the Corrales Bosque. I saw quite a few birds, but the insects were so abundant and lovely that I decided to photograph them.

The Figeater Beetles (a type of Scarab Beetle) were everywhere, flying right at me in their clumsy, bumblebee-like manner.

Figeater Beetle

Figeater Beetle

Figeather Beetle and Smaller Beetles Eating Tree Sap

Figeather Beetle and Smaller Beetles Eating Tree Sap

There were many dragonflies, spreadwings and damselflies.

Flame Skimmer

Flame Skimmer

Great Spreadwing

Great Spreadwing

Great Spreadwing, Another View

Great Spreadwing, Another View

Familiar Bluet

Familiar Bluet

I was able to identify the various species of odonata from Bosque Bill’s excellent website.

Honeybees were going about their business on the abundant wildflowers.

Honeybee on Wildflower

Honeybee on Wildflower

There were many small butterflies on the wildflowers too.

Cabbage White Butterfly on Wild Purple Aster

Cabbage White Butterfly on Wild Purple Aster

Clouded Sulphur Butterfly on Small-flowered White Aster

Clouded Sulphur Butterfly on Small-flowered White Aster

Some days you find birds, some days you find insects, some days you find both. It’s always lovely to walk in the Corrales Bosque.

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Late Summer Flowers in my Garden

I had quite a few outdoor chores to do this weekend, and I decided to take my camera with me while I did them. You may have seen my Photo Feathers blog post on Corrales birds. I also took a few photos of the late summer flowers blooming around the house and in the garden.

Peace Rose

A Late-blooming Rose

Black-eyed Susans

Creeping Rosemary (rosemary prostratus) with Bee

Wild Purple Asters

Sweet Alyssum

Maximilian Sunflower

Russian Sage

Hibiscus

Dill Flower

Garlic Chive Flowers

Nierembergia

Thai Peppers

Gazanias

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Sandia Wildflowers

Last weekend when Bosque Bill and I went out in search of Three-toed Woodpeckers, we found that the Sandia Mountain wildflowers were blooming everywhere as a result of the monsoon rains.

Red Elderberries

Red Columbine

Harebells

Orange Agoceris

Wild Geraniums

Mountain Asters

Orange Mountain Daisy

Cut-leaved Coneflower

Rocky Mountain Penstemon

Indian Paintbrush

Wildflowers and Painted Lady Butterfly

It was a beautiful day for a walk in the mountains!

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