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Arizona Beetles Bugs Birds and more · 1d ago

We need Connections, not Walls!

Ocelot and Mexican Amberwing, watercolor October2017  I live in Tucson, Arizona. 30.7 miles, or 50 kilometers, or 44 min by car from the US/Mexico border. In my dual role as artist and biologist I spend much of my time in the field. Tucson is surroun...
Arizona Beetles Bugs Birds and more · 1d ago

Under a full Moon

Ringtail (Bassariscus astutus) watercolor, availableWhen you spend as many summer nights as I out in the canyons of Arizona and Mexico, you will sometimes hear rustling in the trees above, ...
Arizona Beetles Bugs Birds and more · 2d ago

She loves me, she loves me not ...

'She loves me, she loves me not'   Peachfaced Lovebird Watercolor, October 2017Finally back at the easel - no actually, I just made some room for my stretched paper next to my computer. Watercolors need to lie rather flat if you want to use any wet-...
Arizona Beetles Bugs Birds and more · 1W ago

Sycamore Canyon with Leslie, Sue and Curtis

In southern Arizona, October can still be a pretty good month for insect ans spider observ...
Arizona Beetles Bugs Birds and more · 4W ago

September in Picture Rocks

Our resident pair of ravens visits regularly, but by now without this year's brood of 3. I hope the kids moved on and are healthy! Our dogs have no patients for the ravens' performance of bows and songs of clicks and clucks.Our biggest Diamondback Ra...
Arizona Beetles Bugs Birds and more · 3M ago

Santa Rita Mts after the first rains of monsoon 2017

Megathymus ursus, Ursus Giant Skipper On big rocks in a creek bed with a little water I fo...
Arizona Beetles Bugs Birds and more · 3M ago

Rediscovering a lost species

Lycus sanguinipennis, Lygistopterus rubripennis, Lycus fulvellus femoratus, Lycus arizonen...
Arizona Beetles Bugs Birds and more · 4M ago

Midsummer on Mount Lemmon

Arizona Beetles Bugs Birds and more · 4M ago

Black Bugs with red out-lines in Tucson

left: Seed Bug Melacoryphus lateralis. right: Kissing Bug Triatoma rubidaThis year, we have lots of Kissing Bugs In the Tucson area. But not everything that reminds you of a Kissing Bug pic...
Arizona Beetles Bugs Birds and more · 5M ago

A declaration of love

I know I have married the right guy when he wakes me up excitedly: 'You have to get your camera and get pictures of the Mesquite Tree Cactus - it's performing today!'With nearly 30 flowers, our climbing Harrisia is really spectacular. It is also gett...