Monthly Archives: July 2015

Trifecta

This past week I’ve been fortunate to come across three different species of first hummingbirds and then butterflies, some of which aren’t seen very often at all around here. The Audubon Thursday Birders held their annual hummingbird extravaganza and potluck, … Continue reading

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A Few New Visitors

I was fortunate to get out several times this week to a number of my favorite spots and got to see and photograph a nice mix of several new butterflies for the season, a few young birds and a couple … Continue reading

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Out and About

Last week’s Audubon Thursday Birders visited a new area for the group, Oak Flat Picnic Grounds about 9 miles south of Tijeras. Although most of the area is closed to vehicles, there are several trails through the woods and it … Continue reading

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One Week in July

With the first week in July just passed, the local monsoon rains have arrived in a major way, bringing much-needed moisture and encouraging flowers to bloom and butterflies to emerge. Before those dark clouds built up almost every afternoon, several … Continue reading

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Springing into Summer

With just one day before the start of summer, a quick trip to Tingley Ponds found that plenty of dragonflies have returned for the season. While I’d expect several more species to join the party soon, only a few Flame … Continue reading

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