This fall I witnessed some amazing features of the praying mantis. They do indeed eat the head of some off their mates. The female mates more than ones. One behavior I never witnessed before is that they puff themselves up when faced with a predator.
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For your weekend viewing pleasure, we offer this Searchlight New Mexico photo essay documenting people and places along the 470-mile stretch of the Rio Grande in New Mexico.
This year four-o'clocks are bountiful and so are the sphinx moths which are well adapted to pollinate them.
Who needs a monsoon season when you can have the sewer / water crew All. Year. Long.
Praying mantises abound this year. They move to the top of a plant when I water them..Fascinating prehistoric looking creatures they are sophisticated killing machines.
You know what that means. . . yup, it's time for a new cognitive test:
Just imagine collecting pollen in a mandala many times your size. Awesome!
Looking for a day trip? Stop out at Damsite Historic District and learn a little local history while enjoying the views.
Artist William Bertrum Sharp caught the eye of H. Joe Waldrum (founder of RioBravoFine Art Gallery) when Sharp was just starting out. This exhibit will give you some idea of why Waldrum recognized Sharp as a rising star.