Medium-sized butterfly with unmistakable pattern as shown. Taking nectar from flowers in shortgrass prairie habitat with prairie dog town.
Medium-sized butterfly, boldly marked in black and white as shown (on underside). Perching on sunlit branches in riparian corridor through mixed conifer forest with Gambel's Oak, chokecherry, and other shrubs in understory. Map location approximate.
Medium-sized butterfly, colored as shown. Spotted taking nectar from flowers in grassy meadow in mixed conifer forest with Gambel's Oak, chokecherry, and other shrubs in understory.
Large butterfly, marked as shown on the underside. Spotted sipping water at mud at the edge of a creek (intermittent flow, but flowing all summer this year) in a mixed conifer forest with Gambel's Oak, chokecherry, and other shrubs in understory. Map location is approximate.
4 on a small open water pool.
This little male was flashing his black neck feathers briefly red as he puffed up to intimidate rivals as he defended a nearby feeder.
I found this guy on my porch
Seen near the top of Grayback Mountain at elevation above 12,000 feet, in southwestern Colorado.
Seen near the top of Grayback Mountain in southwestern Colorado at elevation above 12,000 feet.
Alpine sunflowers seen near the top of Grayback Mountain, above 12,000 feet elevation, in southwestern Colorado.
Mertensia lanceolata. Not certain on the species. Seen at high altitude on the slopes of Grayback Mountain in southwestern Colorado.
Seen on the slopes of Grayback Mountain in southwestern Colorado.
Rocky Mountain Trifolium seen at high altitude on the slopes of Grayback Mountain in southwestern Colorado.
San Juan draba graminea blooms seen on the slopes of Grayback Mountain.
Purplefringe silky phalecia blooms seen on the slopes of Grayback Mountain in southwestern Colorado.
Brandegee's trifolium seen at high altitude on the slopes of Grayback Mountain in southwestern Colorado.
Horrible picture with my phone.
Not hatched yet.
Possibly an insect case on a south-facing, but shaded brick wall. I've seen this or a similar case on this wall for at least a year, not always in exactly the same location.
Family of Mule Deer
Colors Changing at Upper Dice Place and Borah Gulch
I was walking my dog headed south on Garrison St. A coyote crossed Garrison headed west about 20 feet in front of us. It stopped briefly to look at us and then kept going and disappeared into a line of dense landscaping on the west side of Garrison.
I suspect this is the same animal I observed a few minutes earlier at 52nd and Dudley St, but I have no way to confirm or deny this as it was too dark to discern specific ID features.
I was walking my dog headed north on Dudley St. We reached W 52nd Ave and were getting ready to head west on Dudley when I noted a coyote trotting west on 52nd on the same sidewalk we were on about .5 blocks away. It stopped and turned sideways as soon as we stopped to note it. I said, "What are you doing!" in a forceful voice. It stared for about five seconds and then it turned and trotted east on 52nd. It broke south into a yard shortly after it trotted away.
Single coyote in willows on NE side of Crown Hill Park. Park is busy with dog walkers and visitors. No negative interactions. Coyote appeared to have mild hair loss on tail.