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.
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.