Sorry for the crap pictures, I didn't want to get out of the car in the rain, haha.
Got the rodent control in the garage. He scared the movers!
The sumac is blooming after some summer rain and has lots of pollinator admirers! Bees, various wasps, bettles, Queen butterflies and a assortment of others.
Of course they would fly before I could get a good picture!
It is caterpillar time! Has a horn on the back end.
These guys love my stacks of flower pots in the garage. Cleaning up the flower pots I saw 2 adults and 4 eggs.
Please help in Id. Is this a immature Texas Horned Lizard (which are rare here) or a mountain short (?) horned lizard. Which occurs in the Davis Mtns but have not been recorded in the Chisos Mtns. Doesn't look like a Round tail which is our more common horned lizard.
Much too fast to catch/photograph
Found in game trail at likely bed site.
Tree scrape and rub. Hard to photograph because backlit.
Identifier by looks and call
This thing just fell dead into my lap while I was resting in the shade.
Kind of low on the tree. Young bear maybe?
Not exactly uncommon out here. Marking this one because my forearm is now intimately familiar with it. Do these things have toxins? Because that was pain like I've never experienced from a plant.
Healed woodpecker marks