Wednesday, July 11, 2012

July 9, 2012: Little Spring

The lack of moisture has resulted in Little Spring drying up--not even a drip coming from the pipe.  There is a little water left in the pond and in the mud you can see where the elk and deer have come to drink.  The wildflowers are also feeling the effects of the drought--locoweed is blooming in just a few places and the sneezeweed is almost gone.  The yellow coneflowers are just coming into bloom around the spring pond.  The butterflies cover almost every flower, sharing the nectar with bees and other insects.  Despite the lack of moisture, it is still an amAZing place to visit.

Atlantis Fritillary on Sneezeweed

Bee Fly on Sneezeweed Bloom

Acmon Blue Butterfly

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