Thursday, July 29, 2010
The colorful Variegated Fritillary stops to refuel.
You never know what you will find while exploring! At first I thought we found a plastic bag, violating the pristine rolling meadows. On closer look we found a snake skin shed as this desert dweller was returning home.
A special thank you to Jonathan Rogers, owner of Q Ranch, and Ken Furtado for their warm hospitality, great food and the generous gift of their time. Q Ranch abounds with archaelogical treasures, Arizona history, and has a wealth of birds, butterflies, lizards - nature at her finest! While the number of monarchs who visit each year is not great, they do return every summer. Plans are in the making for a Nature and Monarch tagging weekend at this remote location next year.