Here is a Common Raven I saw while I was at the Grand Canyon recently.
Calochortus is the genus of lily with three species, Calochortus gunnisonii, Calochortus flexuosus, and Calochortus nuttallii. They are interchangeably called Sego Lily or Mariposa Lily. Learn more here: SEGO LILY. This one is C.gunnisonii, I found in northern Arizona in a high mountain meadow area.
Sunflower season has begun here in northern Arizona!
Checkered Whites have white wings with gray and black markings, the male wings are more white than marked. Checkered Whites spend their winters in the pupal stage, which is when the caterpillars body transforms to new body in the protective chrysalis. They are an abundant species found in plains, mountains or desert areas. Here is… Read More CHECKERED WHITE