|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)