Reliable places

It nice to have reliable places to go when you just need a wildlife fix. This day we visited one of our favorite places to view Bighorn Sheep. While reliable some days you only get a glimpse through the binoculars while some days you get a much closer view.

This day the view was almost too close to photograph with the long lens we had attached to the camera as this big Ram moved down a hill and into view.

Anyway we did get a nice view and it looks like this big guy has gotten good use of this horns.

A new one.


It is always fun to see a new one. Here are two views of a new and interesting looking insect which we think to be a bee but could well be a fly. It smaller than a honey bee, has long antennae,  a hairy body like a bee and interesting orange wings. This was the only one like this we have encountered and is not shown in the guide to local bees making me think it may be a bee-fly mimic.


Yes, it is indeed fun to encounter a new species of any kind to reinforce just how wonderful the diversity of life on our planet.


Thanks for everyones help in identification of this insect. Looks to be a Hornet-Moth.