A Lorquin's Admiral (Limenitis lorquini) butterfly found it's way into wofati 0.7 and stayed on the kitchen window a while until i moved it outside. Wikipedia claims these butterflies are territorial and attack trespassers (including large birds), but i can't see how a butterfly attacks anything.
Assassin bugs are normally beneficial insects, but this one caught a native bee that came to this oxeye daisy.
I found a bunch of blooming blanket flowers (Gaillardia aristata) today. It is a perennial and it was growing in a pretty dry area. Some Plateau Indian tribes used it to treat fevers and wounds.
Fred Tyler wrote:Jocelyn was just telling me about salsify and then i found a good example of it in bloom. Found a growie with very hairy leaves, felt a little sticky, and a yellow and purple veined flower. I couldn't track down an ID on that one.
Thanks, now I know what one of my mystery plants is!
Location: St Paul, MN/Tularosa, NM and now a gapper at Wheaton Labs
that first picture, plant ID is Claytonia Perfoliata - aka Miner's Lettuce. it does look quite different though, than the ones i find, perhaps because of the local conditions. but the flowers make it clear thats what it is.
btw, awesome photography =) you definitely have a good sense of framing the images, and some talent there =)