Saturday, August 20, 2011

August 20, 2011: Woody Mountain

Every summer, the summit of Woody Mountain is home to millions of ladybugs!  Also known as Convergent Ladybug Beetles, they feed on aphids and other soft bugs, as well as some vegetation.  Today, only a few groups were found among the oak leaves and on a little fir tree. 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

August 12, 2011: Horton Creek

Horton Spring bursts from the mountainside just below the Mogollon Rim, rushing 3 miles downhill where it disappears into the bedrock.  This rare riparian area is a photographer's dream.