Monday, April 22, 2013

No Thoroughfare Trail and Bighorn Sheep

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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...




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



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





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Digging wasp alongside the trail.




One of several lizards that crossed our path.



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A caterpillar tent in the brush.





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





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