|This is a Triangleleaf Bursage that has both male and female parts on the same plant.|
|Here we have a fine stand of Cryptantha or Popcorn Flower.|
|This is a bush called Mormon or Texas Tea.|
|Here is a Tansey Mustard backed by the leg of Ann's jeans. |
The flower is on top and the fruit spirals on down the stem.
|This is an Odora. Crush some for a smell that some people find lovely and others odious.|
|Indian Mallow (Look closely and you can see some of the seeds resting in their cases.|
|This had been one of our mysteries last week. Now we know it is a Trixis. Thin dark grey green leaves.|
|This is the ground hugging Elegant Lupine. They have gorgeous leaves as well as nice purple flowers.|
|Here is the more normal Desert Lupine|
|The Common Cocklebur was ready to attach itself to anything or body that brushed it. |
|Nestled among some grasses just off a bridge in a wet area are some Yellow Monkey Flowers.|
|And with my vote for most elegant of the day Tansey Asters|
Fred, our butterfly expert, wasn't with us today but we saw two exciting new species anyway.
A Red Admiral literally posed on the shoulder of one of our walkers.
And we're pretty sure this one is a White Checkered Skipper nectaring on some Fiddlenecks.
|The best bird of the day was this Black Tailed Gnatcatcher. All fluffed up he looks like a little cotton ball.|
TODAY'S MORAL: THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE SUN IN SABINO CANYON.