Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A Bit of Everything Today

Echinocactus horizonthalonius


Polanisia dodecandra

Clammyweed  (Polanisia dodecandra)

Coryphantha robustispina
Coryphantha robustispina
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula - Blue-ringed Dancer


Mammillaria sphaerica
Mammillaria sphaerica below a forest of spines.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Lace Cactus Candelabra

Lace Cactus
Echinocereus reichenbachii, Lace Cactus




Lace Cactus
Echinocereus reichenbachii, Lace Cactus


Lace Cactus
Echinocereus reichenbachii, Lace Cactus


Lace Cactus
Echinocereus reichenbachii, Lace Cactus

Monday, May 8, 2017

Black Swallowtail Twins

Black Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes - Black Swallowtail - I really like the green jewel like quality of this chrysalis.


Black Swallowtail
Freshly emerged "eclosed", this is when the wing colors are the most brilliant.
Black Swallowtail
I find it interesting how birds, flowers, and butterflies have good years and not so good years.  This year Black Swallowtails were everywhere I looked, more so than any other year I can remember before or since.


Black Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes