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Saturday, June 3, 2023

Back in the Desert Again

1st 2:  Soaptree Yuccas with flowers
Dr. K, Willow, Frio and I had a nice hike in the desert this morning, following our normal route on what promised, weather-wise, to be a hot day.  It was already quite toasty when we were out there.  Headed for a high of 93F this afternoon.

Probably the most interesting thing we saw during our trek was Soaptree Yucca fruit infested with aphids.  It never occurred to me that those plants might be susceptible to infestation, but I'm not sure why I thought that.

We took a short drive after our outing before returning home.


Dayflower

Ancient Soaptree Yucca in flower

This and next:  Whitethorn Acacia


This & next:  Black-throated Sparrow on Ocotillo branch


This & next:  Soaptree Yucca quad


Willow and Frio

Soaptree Yucca fruit infested with aphids

Soaptree Yucca fruit

Climbing Milkweed

Looks like a young female Scott's Oriole

The rest:  male Scott's Oriole in Desert Willow









 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Pretty photos of the Scott's Oriole on the Desert Willow. My favorite is the first one.

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