April 21, 2014
This weekend I was in New Mexico helping my friend, Justin, with his field work. Here he is descending into an area of low relief on the McCarty’s lava flow, in El Malpais National Monument/Conservation Area. Why do these things exist? He hopes to tell us why.

This weekend I was in New Mexico helping my friend, Justin, with his field work. Here he is descending into an area of low relief on the McCarty’s lava flow, in El Malpais National Monument/Conservation Area. Why do these things exist? He hopes to tell us why.

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April 20, 2014
Two predatory wasps mating, who then had some issues getting separated. One of them started eating instead of working out the problem. It was pretty funny watching them drag each other around.
Note: this is the same species I photographed impaled on a twig at Willow Beach, that I made a post about on February 18th.   

Does anyone have an ID on this species? I’ve been having a really hard time finding one.

Two predatory wasps mating, who then had some issues getting separated. One of them started eating instead of working out the problem. It was pretty funny watching them drag each other around.

Note: this is the same species I photographed impaled on a twig at Willow Beach, that I made a post about on February 18th.  

Does anyone have an ID on this species? I’ve been having a really hard time finding one.

April 20, 2014

Prickly Pears blooming at Lee’s Ferry, AZ.

This semester has been so busy that even though I’ve been taking lots of photographs, getting them posted here has been difficult. I just got back from a fifth weekend in a row out in the field! I’ve taken lots of photos I’m proud of, and have been really glad at the amount of time I’ve been spending at work outside. Anyways, I do plan on posting more, but things here may be sporadic and out of order for a while. I still have month-and-a-half old photos I want to get up here, but I figured that for today I’d do something a little more recent. The desert in spring has been beautiful despite the drought.

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April 6, 2014
An evening view from San Pedro House. Now that’s one amazing riparian habitat.

An evening view from San Pedro House. Now that’s one amazing riparian habitat.

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April 6, 2014
A Curve-billed Thrasher at San Pedro House.

A Curve-billed Thrasher at San Pedro House.

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April 6, 2014
When we first got to the San Pedro River, it was night. We set up our tent and went on a night hike, but we couldn’t see much outside out headlamps’ paths. In the morning we woke early. I rolled out of the tent and went to really see the San Pedro, the last major un-dammed river in the southwest, for the first time. I was greeted with this view.

When we first got to the San Pedro River, it was night. We set up our tent and went on a night hike, but we couldn’t see much outside out headlamps’ paths. In the morning we woke early. I rolled out of the tent and went to really see the San Pedro, the last major un-dammed river in the southwest, for the first time. I was greeted with this view.

(Source: sarahrogersphoto)

March 27, 2014
Justin, my constant travel companion, takes in Chiricahua.

Justin, my constant travel companion, takes in Chiricahua.

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March 27, 2014
Chiricahua National Monument

Chiricahua National Monument

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March 26, 2014
Painted Redstart in the Chiricahua Mountains, at Cave Creek Canyon.

Painted Redstart in the Chiricahua Mountains, at Cave Creek Canyon.

(Source: sarahrogersphoto)

March 26, 2014
Dreamy Chiricahua evenings / agave

Dreamy Chiricahua evenings / agave

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