|Moth with skull head (see next photo)|
Big bonus on today's trek: a Swainson's Hawk posed nicely for a set of photos before taking off; fortunately his front side was in full sunlight, unlike the backlit hawk I photographed yesterday.
All I can say is we were thankful to get back to the air-conditioned comfort of the CR-V after we finished our outing.
|Five Spotted Hawk Moth|
|This & next 2: Swainson's Hawk|
|Barrel with buds|
|This & next: closeup of buds|
|Ripening fruit on a Prickly Pear Cactus|
|This & next: Desert Spiny Lizard on yucca trunk|
|This & next: Creosote flower|
|Ocotillo & the Organs (two hawks flying at right)|