Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Spring Arrives in Baja

Carpets of brown-eyed primrose cover the ground in the "Valley of the Giants", home to very large cardon cactus.

A carpet of sand verbena, along with popcorn flowers.
Where there are flowers, there are both insects to pollinate the flowers, and insects which eat the flowers. Sometimes the same insect may be both pollinator, and predator depending on what stage it is in of its life cycle.
Lupine backlit by the setting sun.

 Dew collects on the faded blossom of an evening primrose.

Great blue herons have started nest building in the cardons. 

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