Thursday, August 30, 2012
Work in Progress:
... getting back to my acrylic/gourd foundation ...
"If I keep a green bough in my heart,
the singing bird will come."
~~ Chinese Proverb
© Delbert La Rue 2012. All Rights Reserved.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
... sometimes beetles find me ...
My friend and coworker, Al, knowing of my interest in coleoptera ("bugs"), encountered this in the parking lot and presented it to me this morning ...
He had no idea what it was and had never seen anything like it before.
What is perplexing is that the surrounding area is Highland Mesquite/Grasslands at 5200 feet elevation - no
hardwood host(s) within sight. So what explains it's presence?
Speculation suggests that perhaps it blew in from nearby mountain ranges upon an errant monsoonal cell as the monsoon patterns this season have been extremely erratic and unpredictable.
Is it possible that
would utilize decomposed Mesquite root crowns?
As a side note, Al also found a
LeConte in the same area in late July. Another unlikely occurrence that has me wondering ...
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Save the scenic Santa Rita Mountains