Monday, April 22, 2013

No Thoroughfare Trail and Bighorn Sheep


Today we went for a walk on the No Thoroughfare Trail in the Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction, Colorado. Signs of Spring were everywhere. The special treat was spotting a group of six bighorn sheep passing by the first pond on the trail.

Closeup using my cell phone held up to a pair of binoculars.

Click on the pic above to see the whole group.

Looking out towards the trail...


There were several different types of bright flowers already blooming along the trail.

A few species of wild bees could be seen droning around.


Digging wasp alongside the trail.

One of several lizards that crossed our path.

A caterpillar tent in the brush.

A beetle (Paracotalpa sp.) on another caterpillar nest.