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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

High Now

Yucca shadow
Willow, Frio and I did a quick, but usual, hike in the lower desert this morning.  Dr. K stayed at home to take care of her outdoor plants in preparation for our trip to the high country, where we all are now.

Weather is good here, 78F right now rather than 91F in Las Cruces.  Nice.

This & next:  the "O"s

Unusual black bee on Butterfly Bush

About the size of a Carpenter Bee with brown eyes

Unperturbed by my presence

This & next 2:  Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii)

This & next:  Sacramento Mountains

Look at the reflection in this insect's left eye

Last 2:  same bee as all above


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Amazing photos of the bee on the Butterfly Bush, especially the ones where we can see the reflection in its eye.

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