Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Desert Wetlands

Lake Bartlett

Yesterday I visited two unlikely desert locations, a lake and a river. The water was very low in Lake Bartlett and there were many small flowering plants along the sandy beach which attracted a multitude of insects. I was only able to get decent photos of a few:

A fuzzy bee fly

I was struck by the bright red of the net-winged beetles. 
Every other net-wing I have ever seen was orange.

Snout butterfly


Rio Verde

A Syrphid flower fly

Blister beetles

Mating leaf beetles

Snout butterfly

The cholla seemed very happy growing on the huge boulder next to the river.
They looked as though cultivated - Fields of Cholla. Only the field is a big rock.

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