Category Archives: butterflies

High desert flowers at the Petroglyphs

Some friends visited for a few days last week and, as they enjoy hiking and the outdoors, Melissa and I did our best to show them the best Albuquerque has to offer. We made it out to the Piedras Marcadas … Continue reading

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Green butterflies: better than green beer

My birding and butterfly-ing time has been limited recently, so I made it priority to get out into the foothills during yesterday’s pleasant weather before spring’s last (?) wind and snow hit the area. Joe and I met up to … Continue reading

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old stuff from Belen and Otero canyon

[I just saw this in my drafts folder…guess I forgot to publish it!] During my sucessful Thursday birder trip to the Belen marsh (and less successful at Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area), Rebecca, Joe, and I were thinking of heading back … Continue reading

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O Valencia (County)

(I’ve been listening to a lot of The Decemberists lately) Several months ago, I volunteered to lead a shorebird trip for the Central New Mexico Audubon’s Thursday birder outing. Although I am no expert on shorebirds, I find them fascinating–possibly … Continue reading

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More butterflies–5/21/11

More recently than my last butterfly post, Melissa joined me and my usual butterfly companions for a trip into the Sandias. Joe and Rebecca had found many butterflies in a culvert near the 8000 foot marker a few days earlier … Continue reading

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Butterflies in the Jemez–5/13/11

Rebecca, Joe and I took a butterflying trip up to the Jemez Mountains in mid May to look for some local spring season specialties. Both bird and butterfly diversity were low, though we found a few goodies. Evening Grosbeaks were … Continue reading

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Smoky skies

Albuquerque’s skies have been filled with smoke from the Wallow fire in the White Mountains of Arizona. Last night we looked outside and noticed an odd orange color. It was the dense smoke. The Sandia Mountains were completely obscured and … Continue reading

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