Black-crowned Night-Heron

As I made my way around a tree Saturday morning, low and behold I saw this fellow just hanging out on a limb. I took several photos and then whoosh! …he flew away. I believe he is a Black-crowned Night-Heron. He appeared to have a friend on the other side of the lake. I will…

Circle of life continues…

I happened upon this encounter recently and was mesmerized. I saw this creature land on the stalk, damselfly in tow. It wasn’t until I brought up the photos on my computer that I noticed him hanging on by a single limb. The drama continued until he fell from his perch. Perhaps his little bug leg…

Desert Tarantula πŸ•·

Yes, I came across this beautiful creature Saturday morning walking around the lake. I was not able to tell if she (I believe this to be a female) was down for a drink as she continued her travels along the edge of the lake. She also looked smaller so I think she may be a…

Dragonfly: continued learning

Today I captured at least two new-to-me dragonfly species! Keeping an open mind and a watchful eye, I continue to improve my ability to spot new dragonfly friends. “What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” ~ John Lubbock πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡ Red Saddlebags: Look closely at the base of the wings and you will…

Wondering Glider

This dragonfly was captured in flight, hovering long enough for me to snap his photo. This species, from the genus Pantala, is considered the most widespread dragonfly on the planet, with good population on every continent except Antarctica (although rare in Europe). This information is gathered from Wikipedia on my iNaturalist app. This app is…