Purple Martin’s are the largest swallow in North America. They are also the only swallow with dark bellies. Purple Martin’s are fast and agile flyers, found mostly in eastern North America with some areas in the Southwest and Pacific coast of the United States. They live in open areas where there is water, also farms… Read More PURPLE MARTIN
Painted ladies are probably the most widespread butterfly throughout the world, including North America, Africa, and Europe. They are salmon colored with black splotches on the top wings. A butterfly cycle includes egg, caterpillar(larva), chrysalis(pupa), and adult. The painted lady egg is single, barrel-shaped, and green. The caterpillar has purplish-black and yellow stripes. In chrysalis,… Read More PAINTED LADY
Here is a Sagebrush Lizard I found in the high desert of northern Arizona. I wrote about them here: SAGEBRUSH LIZARD.
Chipping Sparrows are medium sized and slender with a rusty crown, black eyeline, long tail feathers. They hang out in loose groups, flitting on the ground looking for seeds. They can be found in open woodlands with fields, parks, and backyards. I found this one in a young Ponderosa Pine while out on a morning… Read More CHIPPING SPARROW