Variegated Fritillaries can be found in open grassland, desert areas, or mountain meadows. They generally reside from spring to fall in the southern part of the United States, at times as far north as southern Canada. The caterpillars eat more different types of plants that most other butterflies, some of the plants include violets or… Read More VARIEGATED FRITILLARY
Here are some photos from a recent walk in the high desert on the Colorado Plateau. There is so much color out there, it is very impressive! The wildflowers are (clockwise): Tidytip, Potts Prickly Pear, Globemallow, and Phlox.
This is a Beavertail Prickly Pear Cactus I found in northern Arizona.
In the Sedona area of northern Arizona, the layer of red rocks are a sandstone that was deposited about 300 million years ago, in the Permian Period. You can learn more about it here: A RED ROCK AREA. I took these photos in the Village of Oak Creek area, the views are truly vivid and breathtaking.