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Western Conifer Seed Bug Leptoglossus occidentalis

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October 16, 2019 04:50 PM MDT

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Crevice Spiny Lizard Sceloporus poinsettii

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September 11, 2019 06:08 PM MDT

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Phid Jumping Spiders Genus Phidippus

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October 13, 2019 12:56 PM MDT

Description

Not entirely sure of this cute guys' Genus. But I have made a special connection with this cute spider today in front of my house. He was the highlight of my day.

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American Black Bear Ursus americanus

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September 13, 2019 01:04 PM MDT

Description

Amazing encounter... a sow with three cubs.

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Mountain Gooseberry Ribes montigenum

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September 13, 2019 11:41 AM MDT

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Blue Columbine Aquilegia coerulea

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September 15, 2019 04:07 PM MDT

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Mormon Fritillary Speyeria mormonia

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September 15, 2019 02:08 PM MDT

Description

Strikingly beautiful butterfly wings on the forest floor. Butterfly experts?

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Pine Family Family Pinaceae

Date

September 15, 2019 08:50 AM MDT

Description

Wish I knew pines better. Hiked upon these stunning pine cones at around 11,990 ft (3,654 m) in southern Colorado.

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Little Striped Whiptail Aspidoscelis inornatus

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October 2, 2019 01:57 PM MDT

Description

In the Cibola National Forest in Tijeras, NM. Found this whip-tail lizard curled up under a rock.

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Grant's Hercules Beetle Dynastes grantii

Date

September 8, 2019 08:48 AM MDT

Description

Fun morning! After discovering the previous pair of Hercules beetles I spotted this other male.

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Grant's Hercules Beetle Dynastes grantii

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September 8, 2019 08:26 AM MDT

Description

Just two days ago, I was sitting beneath a tree in my backyard. Scanning the limbs I gasped at the sight of "a Hercules beetle"! I climbed the tree to get a better glimpse and my eyes laid excitedly upon a beautiful male Hercules beetle. I have seen them only dead before and never in the southwest. What I have seen before were dead Eastern Hercules beetles my mother mailed to me from West Virginia. But this was the first time my eyes have laid upon a living one. I was enthralled! I didn't have my camera and of course, the male Hercules beetle had enough of my presence. I watched as he elegantly flew up and out of the tree, and out of sight. It left a bit of a hole in my spirit and so I set a goal determined to find another within the next couple of days.

And to my great fortune, I found a male and female pair this morning! Amusingly the male was attached to the female backwards, assumingely trying to mate all the while as the female continued to scrape away at the limb. I got in to get a closer look and noticed the liquid accumulating from the tree as she munched away. As I was watching I noticed the male wrongly deposit sperm in an unsuccessful attempt to mate with the hungry female. I managed to capture this in the last 4 photos. Very amusing! Made my whole day.

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Arizona Mantis Stagmomantis limbata

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September 3, 2019 08:36 AM MDT

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Sonoran Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer ssp. affinis

Date

August 26, 2019 07:52 AM MDT

Description

A lovely visitor in my garden!

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

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August 22, 2019 02:52 PM MDT

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Tree Cholla Cylindropuntia imbricata

Date

August 28, 2019 12:53 PM MDT

Description

I was able to spot this baby cactus just as I removed a rock from the surface which had apparently been its "nurse" rock. Oftentimes plants, including cacti, will propagate near or beneath another larger "nurse plant". Nurse-plant associations give baby plants a chance to grow into adults by providing some protection from either harsh sun, trampling or other dangers. In this case, the "nurse plant" was not a plant at all, but a rock.

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Toad Lubbers Genus Phrynotettix

Date

August 28, 2019 09:13 AM MDT

Description

At first sight, looks like something from the 'Phrynotettix' genus? 'Phrynotettix robustus', perhaps? I have never seen this coloration on a Phrynotettix robustus but the body type is what lends me to think Robust toad lubber. This cute guy was only around 2.5 cm in length.

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August 27, 2019 09:49 AM MDT

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Birdbill Dayflower Commelina dianthifolia

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August 21, 2019 08:28 AM MDT

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August 21, 2019 09:01 AM MDT

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Asters Genus Aster

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August 21, 2019 08:53 AM MDT

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Flowering Plants Subphylum Angiospermae

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August 22, 2019 11:17 AM MDT

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American Black Bear Ursus americanus

Date

August 22, 2019 10:08 AM MDT

Description

Always exciting to see signs of bear....

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Narrowleaf Cottonwood Populus angustifolia

Date

August 22, 2019 09:51 AM MDT

Description

As a young tree, this Narrowleaf Cottonwood can understandably be mistaken for a willow (Salix spp.) But I believe it is 'Poplus angustifolia' which I tried to input but was unable to.

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Beardtongues Genus Penstemon

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August 21, 2019 09:06 AM MDT
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Plants Kingdom Plantae

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August 21, 2019 08:37 AM MDT

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Birdbill Dayflower Commelina dianthifolia

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August 21, 2019 08:28 AM MDT

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Flowering Plants Subphylum Angiospermae

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August 21, 2019 08:15 AM MDT

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August 21, 2019 08:17 AM MDT

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Flowering Plants Subphylum Angiospermae

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August 21, 2019 08:13 AM MDT

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Morning-Glories Genus Ipomoea

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August 21, 2019 08:10 AM MDT
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