Category Archives: Flowers

Summer to Fall

With the arrival of the Autumn Equinox two days ago, we’re seeing summer give way to fall and that’s reflected in changes seen out in the natural world. Butterflies are winding down for the year and I’m starting to take … Continue reading

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A Trip with New Nepali Friends

Starting out this post with a few photos from late July, mostly from a repeat visit to Seven Springs Fish Hatchery two weeks after our earlier visit. After that, I’ll talk about our two new friends from Nepal, Sajan and … Continue reading

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June to July Butterflies

Some good butterflies to share this time from the end of June through mid-July, and hopefully some more goodies to come over the next few weeks. Thought I’d start this time with a couple of this year’s hummingbird nests. First … Continue reading

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Midwest Butterfly Trip

Recently returned from an excellent 9-day, 3000 mile road trip in search of butterflies in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas. Planned for more than a year, we had a number of locations and several target butterflies in mind and would explore … Continue reading

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Waiting for Rain

It’s been way too long that we’ve been waiting for any rain around here, even with the clouds teasing us the last few afternoons. Some areas in the state have finally gotten a little, but most of us are still … Continue reading

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All But Butterflies

Too many pictures to share so there won’t be any butterflies this time. We’ve seen a few around, particularly with the return of the Sandia Hairstreaks in Embudito on May 17, but the high fire danger has now closed off … Continue reading

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April to May

Quite a few pictures this time of the usual butterflies and birds, but also a few other interesting sightings during the last couple of weeks from mid-April into early May. On February 21, I’d noticed a Great Horned Owl taking … Continue reading

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Birdathon Plus

A major highlight of the last couple of weeks for me was the 3-day trip (May 6-8) Rebecca and I took for this year’s Birdathon in Sierra County (Elephant Butte, Truth or Consequences, Animas Creek, Percha, and Caballo) taking a … Continue reading

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Crossing into Spring

Spring seemed to arrive just on time this year, with pear trees coming into bloom along with the daffodils and a few wildflowers. That is, up until Tuesday night, when we got blasted by high winds, cold temperatures, and a … Continue reading

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Almost Fall

September is just flying by, and Fall arrives in just two more days. The signs have been appearing that we’re moving past summer with the sunflowers in full bloom, chamisa starting to turn yellow, bird migration well underway, and for … Continue reading

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