08. April 2015 · Comments Off on Meet a Beetle · Categories: Places · Tags: ,

The devouring exoskeletal blister beetle versus tender flowers.

15. September 2014 · Comments Off on Everybody’s Got a Hungry Beetle · Categories: Places · Tags: ,

What’s eating at your heart this fine morning?

The Dark Beetle of the Prickly Heart
24. July 2014 · Comments Off on A Fine Walk · Categories: Places · Tags: , , , ,

Out in the humid air before sunset, I work my way down a little wash and stop to examine some arrestingly-scented flowers that I haven’t noticed before. A few steps down the wash I spot a snoozing coil-shaped anomaly in the sand. After a brief and quiet detour I move on another 9 miles or so, encountering javelina inspecting an old drum, a root fitting in, and a pollen-festooned beetle in a windblown Rock Hibiscus.