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.
Grey Hairstreak spots! Feeding on buckwheat.
Vivid Dancer Damselfly.
Large Robber Fly eating a bee!
Orange butterfly. Infrequently seen, however today they are notable. Fast, tough to photograph, and highly reflective.
Found in large numbers today, 2 to 4 at a time. Several landed together. Not seen often.
Medium sized bird.
Dragonfly, skimmer, pale colors.
Algae on bottom of slow moving areas of Pine Creek stream.
Heteroptera notonectidae Notonecta. Water boatmen.
Water strider. Hemiptera Gerris remigis. golden in color.
Many large pines are located in Pine Creek, RRC.
Many still blooming
Many of these plants observed in low Pine Canyon area from 9 inches to 3 feet tall.
Juniper with fruit and mistletoe.
Ant carrying a large object.
Several of these golden flowers are still found in protected areas.
Mojave Desert Tortoise on the move, frequently stops and eats. Quite large.
Remains blooming one month after end of monsoon rain (Sept 7).
Ladybird beetles (multiple spots)-Hippodamia converges plus 5 Coccinella septempunctata on Joshua Tree fruit (Agavace Yucca brevifolia).
Snakeweed or Matchweed. Asteraceae.
Large beetle crawling on flowers.
Rifle Beetle or Creeping Water Bug. Naucoridae A. mormon.
Singleleaf Ash, young tree. Oleaceae.
Velvet Ash with early flowers. Oleaceae.