Up the side of the hill

As we ventured further around the bottom of the mesa the Gumweed had started to bloom!

On the hillside the Gumweed had started to bloom! And it was mostly all that was green.
Preparing to open!
A tad further along!
Open for business!

Someone had eaten half of the ray flowers.
A beautiful tiny reddish jumping spider was waiting. It was shy. πŸ˜‰
The Roundhead Prairie Clover (Dalea multiflora) was about finished.

A little mealybug (Pseudococcidae) hung out.

Many insects fly away when you approach them. However if the insect is stationary check for a predator like this one! Indeed it might be an Ambush Bug (Phymata). It is a sit-and-wait predator.

We made it to the top. Quite the view eh!

More tomorrow at the mesa!

Ozone Garden Overview

Ozone Garden Data Visualization 2 10

Ozone Sensitive Plants Species on National Park Service and US Fish and Wildlife Service Lants

Thanks Claire!

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


  1. That ambush bug looks like it has a face with a beak. I haven’t seen one all pale in coloration. Usually we have the jagged ambush bugs in our yard.

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