Thursday, March 29, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
A Sandia hairstreak (Callophrys mcfarlandi) -- the New Mexican state butterfly -- perches on a blade of beargrass.
Monday, March 26, 2007
Beargrass -- the host plant of the Sandia hairstreak butterfly -- grows in the cracks of a boulder in the Sandia foothills.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Sandia Foothills in March
A blustery March day in the Sandia foothills, when Mother Nature couldn't decide whether it was winter or spring. (If you look closely, you can see two of the tram towers.)