A large (50 x 30 cm) mat of insect larvae at the base of a tree. The head of an individual larva is red and about the size of a lady bug. Larvae are about 0.7 x 6 cm.
A flowering tree alongside the river bank with a single trunk about 25 cm in diameter. The tree branches profusely with shrub like grow from 3 to 8 m at its top. The leaves are simple, entire and opposite (or possibly compound pinnate).
Sitting in the shallow river on orange stilt legs, these black and white birds are slightly larger than a crow
This small, 1 mm, flying insect was initially mistaken by me to be a mosquito, but I think not. There is concern over mosquitos because of the Zika virus. This area of Mexico is very dry and seems not to have many mosquitos except perhaps in the few wet areas.
Very many grackles, both boat tailed and common in town and along the beach. This one is posturing to declare his feeding territory (I think). The boat tailed are larger and appear to dominate the smaller common. At dusk, tens of thousands fly along the main street to roost in the trees around the Plaza.
Two inches of warm rain rapidly melted the snow pack today. I found these waiting underneath.
First snow fall of the season, only about 1". These are the front feet track of a rabbit that emerged from its night time resting place under the BBQ on the back porch
A chuck of wood from a plum tree, brought from an unknown location showed numerous live insect larvae throughout when bandsawed for wood turning blanks.
Warm weather in the South continues with blooming roses.