Here's the final installment of Devil's Hall - Guadalupe Mountains National Park pictures. Such a beautiful place...don't miss if you travel this direction. Check out part 1 if you missed it before.
Variegated Fritillary Caterpillar:
Spiny lizard hiding from us...
Some sort of insect larvae...maybe katydid with eggs. Not sure if the eggs are the hatching zone or the predated zone:
A little pool in Devil's Hall provided a place of respite and a source of nutrients for these azures:
Spectacular country, really:
Blazing stars were a blazin'...
and the butterflies were a lovin'! We watched for quite a while as 50 or 60 or more butterflies (maybe 10 -15 different species) nectared appreciatively and fluttered plant to plant. WOW. Here a monarch:
And finally, the glorious scarab beetle wandering in Devil's Hall. I've never seen a more beautiful insect.
This weekend we head up to Santa Fe and the Pecos Wilderness. Visits with friends and a nice long hike in the Pecos Wilderness are planned...can't wait!