Red Rock Canyon National Park Nevada - White Rock Trail
Male has a distinct red crown patch on his head which are usually concealed.
Red Rock Canyon - White Rock Trail
Large buck mule deer, 8 pointed, at about 4500 foot level on Rocky Gap Road, Red Rock Canyon. Was nearly dark in the deep shadow of the canyon.
Quite a few of these Bluebirds seen this am, below freezing at the 6000 foot level.
Small bird, does not appear to be a phainopepla.
Queen butterfly feeding, note proboscis.
3 seen flying and perching in brush area 1 mile below stream.
Arizona Sister butterfly -many of these seen in heavy brush area today.
American Snout Butterfly. Many seen for my first time at First Creek, Red Rock Canyon. Note long snout, big eyes.
Nice grasshopper sitting on several different Jurassic era fossils.
Have only observed one plant at Pine Creek. See specimen # 1021549, also on October 13 to view entire plant.
Common Phacelia, Laced Leaf Phacelia. Hydrophyllaceae.
Red Spotted Toads located in Oak Creek stream in various pools. All small, under one inch in length. Some tadpoles still active.
Desert Tarantula, Male, very active despite mid October.
Up to 12 W. Blue Birds on this old bare tree at one time this am. Cloudy & hard to get true colors.
Clark County, Nevada, US
A very hard to find plant in RRC. Have seen only 2 or 3. Amaranthaceae. Beautiful small pink flowers, -male and female. See # 1036292 to view flower.