285 Photos - Aug 13, 2014
Photo: Unpacking! (Note Brittany in techno-puritan dress.)Photo: Sarah reading about history of grave markers in the region during furious kitchen activity.Photo: The whole gang (sans Dorothy) during the "Don't get eaten by a bear, bit by a rattler, drowned in the river, infected with hantavirus, struck by lightening, die from dehydration, or eat all the eggs" talk.Photo: Those stupid guys are putting way too many knots in the FIT.Photo: Twin Spot Rattlesnake habitat at Barfoot Park.Photo: Lunch at Barfoot Park.Photo: Grass Fan, Barfoot Park.Photo: More Twin Spot habitat.Photo: View across the mountains.Photo: Stump of a big old tree killed in the big fire years ago.Photo: Brittany "Giraffing" at Rustlers Park.Photo: Rustler's Park today.Photo: Another big stump.Photo: Photo: Photo: Pleasing Fungus Beetle pupae hanging from a branch.Photo: Photo: Photo: Chris collecting myrmecophiles.Photo: Everyone watching Chris collect myrmecophiles.Photo: Butterflies on Bee balm.Photo: All good things come to an end.Photo: FoothillsPhoto: FoothillsPhoto: FoothillsPhoto: Setting up the FIT at the Barrel Cactus site.Photo: Yuccas on the flats by the Barrel Cactus site.Photo: Mojave rattlesnake caught at the Painted Pony.Photo: Horny toad at the Painted Pony.Photo: Ischelle taking a photo of the horny toad.Photo: Chiricahua mountains.Photo: See the cows?Photo: There's one!Photo: Chupacabra!!??Photo: Scale insects.Photo: Scale insects.Photo: Whip Scorpion.Photo: Photo: Fool's QuailPhoto: Also known as Montezuma Quail.Photo: On the southern route.Photo: Alexey on the trail.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Alexey checking under rocks.Photo: Photo: Photo: Baby puff ball.Photo: Cholla cactus.Photo: Photo: Alexey sifting.Photo: Photo: Photo: Flat! Started on the west slope of the mountains, we made it to the SW Research Station before it was entirely down.Photo: Getting the tire changed. They have a great shop.Photo: Cholla, Bruce's dog.Photo: Ron and Victoria in the morning.Photo: Chiricahua mountains in the rain.Photo: Water world. New lake that formed from the rain.Photo: Your intrepid photographer.Photo: Ground dwelling beetles sought refuge on the emergent grasses.Photo: Sarah in the mud!Photo: Desert lake.Photo: Mike (photo by Sarah)Photo: Calling toad (amazing photo by Sarah)Photo: Calling toad (amazing photo by Sarah)Photo: Calling toad (amazing photo by Sarah)Photo: Sarah filming toad mating.Photo: Toads mating (amazing photo by Sarah)Photo: Sarah and Park meet in the lake.Photo: Sarah in the wild!Photo: Catching any bugs? Catching any frogs?Photo: Mike and ParkPhoto: Mike collecting beetles from the grasses.Photo: Park on a frog huntPhoto: Pitfall trap by allthorn.Photo: Desert tortoise at the museum.Photo: Lizard at the museum.Photo: Jackrabbit!Photo: Brittany at the light.Photo: Not a bad night for collecting.Photo: Lots of ground beetles and scarabs.Photo: Good blacklighting.Photo: Good blacklighting.Photo: Good blacklighting.Photo: Center garden bed at the Painted Pony.Photo: Photo: Bill Warner collecting.Photo: Raging river.Photo: High waterfall!Photo: High waterfall!Photo: Watching the high waterfall!Photo: Creek on Herb Martyr trail.Photo: Baby rattler on tree trunk!Photo: Baby rattler on tree trunk!Photo: Baby rattler on tree trunk!Photo: Baby rattler on tree trunk!Photo: Baby rattler on tree trunk!Photo: Brittany and Chris at the Herb Martyr spring.Photo: ThistlePhoto: Blacktail rattlesnake at spring.Photo: Chris poking blacktail rattlesnake at spring.Photo: Hiking out of Herb Martyr.Photo: Creek at Herb Martyr.Photo: Another high waterfall.Photo: Park eating lunch.Photo: Brittany with her French fashion model face.Photo: Netwing beetle at South West Research Station.Photo: Group at SWRS. Damian, Ischelle, Chris, Victoria, Ron.Photo: Insect collection at the Chiricahua headquarters.Photo: Handmade 3D topo map of the Chiricahua mountains, circa CCC days.Photo: Closeup of handmade 3D topo map of the Chiricahua mountains, circa CCC days.Photo: Closeup of handmade 3D topo map of the Chiricahua mountains, circa CCC days.Photo: Closeup of handmade 3D topo map of the Chiricahua mountains, circa CCC days.Photo: Sarah by experimental hanging blacklight trap.Photo: At the sheet.Photo: Zopherids on pine at night.Photo: Zopherid, Ironclad beetle.Photo: Experimental blacklight still working!Photo: Skunk!Photo: King snake at Painted Pony.Photo: Sarah and Park playing Ping Pong.Photo: Pre-flight vulture.Photo: StratigraphyPhoto: Turkeys!Photo: National MonumentPhoto: Entering National Monument.Photo: Hurray!Photo: The inner while label reads 1817, the outer one reads 1914.Photo: Concerning the previous photo.Photo: In the monument.Photo: Map of Eco Canyon Loop Trail.Photo: Station at the top.Photo: Photo: On the Eco Canyon Loop Trail.Photo: On the Eco Canyon Loop Trail.Photo: Alexey on the Eco Canyon Loop Trail.Photo: On the Eco Canyon Loop Trail.Photo: On the Eco Canyon Loop Trail.Photo: On the Eco Canyon Loop Trail.Photo: On the Eco Canyon Loop Trail.Photo: On the Eco Canyon Loop Trail.Photo: On the Eco Canyon Loop Trail.Photo: On the Eco Canyon Loop Trail.Photo: Park on the Eco Canyon Loop Trail.Photo: Under bark.Photo: Park on the Eco Canyon Loop Trail.Photo: On the Eco Canyon Loop Trail.Photo: Park on the Eco Canyon Loop Trail.Photo: Mushroom village on the Eco Canyon Loop Trail.Photo: Echo Park (the bottom)Photo: On the Eco Canyon Loop Trail.Photo: Standing on Haillstone Trail 2 miles from the car, heavy rain coming, hail, lots of lighting, and flash floods. Park, Brittany, and Alexey are 1/3 mile ahead of me.Photo: The rain caused rock slides so they closed the road to people going in.Photo: The four survivors. Alexey, Mike, Park, Brittany. (Chris, dry, in background).Photo: Waiting on road construction.Photo: Forward to the future! (Alexey)Photo: Truck at Granite Gap, pre-blacklightingPhoto: Desert at Granite Gap.Photo: Blacklighting Granite Gap.Photo: Tarantula hole.Photo: Ischelle and Damian on the prairie.Photo: Brittany on the prairie.Photo: Adriean on the prairie.Photo: The caravan.Photo: Park on the prairie.Photo: Prairie-worldPhoto: Alexey collecting from Schoolhouse Tank.Photo: Cow-scape.Photo: PronghornPhoto: Blister beetlePhoto: Blister beetlePhoto: Lunchtime at the concrete pad.Photo: Photo: Big grub captured for rearing purposes.Photo: Brittany taking notes.Photo: Photo: Alexy and Chris in riverbed in the Peloncillo (possibly Guadalupe) Mountains.Photo: Alexey in the creek.Photo: Alexey taking a swim.Photo: Photo: Peloncillo (possibly Guadalupe) Mountains.Photo: Waterfall!Photo: Adriean on the mount.Photo: Photo: 3Dish (go to next)Photo: 3Dish (go to previous)Photo: Peloncillo (possibly Guadalupe) Mountains.Photo: Peloncillo (possibly Guadalupe) Mountains.Photo: Looking down the valley from the "Mormon monument".Photo: Your average entomologist.Photo: Photo: Photo: Searching under THE ROCK. We found ant-loving darkling beetles, histerid beetles, and cockroaches under this rock!Photo: After three years for searching we finally found Araeoschizus, 5 of them, under THE ROCK. (Park has a MUCH better picture.)Photo: THE ROCKPhoto: Stuck.Photo: Muddy patch.Photo: Germans headed toward the border.Photo: Alexey working.Photo: Chris and telescope.Photo: Blacktail in Price Canyon. It rattled to warn me it was near.Photo: Park avoiding blackflies.Photo: Green hills.Photo: Agave at Sulfur Canyon.Photo: 3Dish (go to next picture).Photo: 3Dish (go to previous picture).Photo: Old oak at Sulfur Canyon.Photo: Old oak at Sulfur Canyon.Photo: Oak Shadow.Photo: Haircut!Photo: Bison Brats!Photo: Sarah coloring.Photo: Alexey working on his masterpiece potato pancakes. (About 4 hours in.)Photo: Garage with equipment and supplies.Photo: Clearing a path.Photo: Hawk on Agave.Photo: Flowering barrel cactus.Photo: Longhorn on a flower.Photo: Sarah bringing in traps at Barfoot Park.Photo: Photo: Photo: Fool's quail again.Photo: Young alligator lizard at Southfork.Photo: Young alligator lizard at Southfork.Photo: Sarah collecting!Photo: Park across the river.Photo: Sarah crossing the river.Photo: Sarah crossing the river.Photo: Sarah crossing the river.Photo: Sarah crossing the river.Photo: MushroomPhoto: Collecting site.Photo: Stream at collecting site.Photo: Arizona Cypress Bark.Photo: Alexey's Birthday.Photo: Photo: Slightly damaged gate on road to Long Park.Photo: View from road to Long Park.Photo: View from road to Long Park.Photo: View from road to Long Park.Photo: Long Park.Photo: Long Park.Photo: Long Park, 9160 feet elevation.Photo: Long ParkPhoto: Long ParkPhoto: Photo: High elevation cacti above Long Park.Photo: Park above Long Park on cliff edge.Photo: Moneilema appressum on Echinocereus coccineus cacti.Photo: Moneilema appressum on my hand.Photo: Moneilema appressum on Echinocereus coccineus cacti.Photo: Moneilema appressum on Echinocereus coccineus cacti.Photo: View from road to Long Park.Photo: Sarah at the top!Photo: Mike on the edge!Photo: Sarah at the top!Photo: Weird growth from side of pine tree.Photo: Long Park, Sarah and Park.Photo: View from road to Long Park.Photo: View from road to Long Park. Very dark blue sky.Photo: View from road to Long Park.Photo: Fractured tree.Photo: View from road to Long Park.Photo: Observing an observatory.Photo: View from road to Long Park.Photo: Flower full of beetles.Photo: Flower full of beetles.Photo: Mountains above SWRS.Photo: Pool rescue.Photo: Pool rescue.Photo: Group! Ron, Victoria, Chris, Brittany, Adriean, Mike, Sarah, Dorothy, Park, Ischelle, Damian, and Alexey. Photo by Art Evans.Photo: Trilobites at Houston Museum of Natural Science.Photo: Trilobites at Houston Museum of Natural Science.Photo: Trilobites at Houston Museum of Natural Science.Photo: Trilobites at Houston Museum of Natural Science.Photo: Trilobites at Houston Museum of Natural Science.Photo: Trilobites at Houston Museum of Natural Science.Photo: Trilobites at Houston Museum of Natural Science.Photo: Trilobites at Houston Museum of Natural Science.Photo: T-Rex at Houston Museum of Natural Science.Photo: Quetzalcoatlus at Houston Museum of Natural Science.Photo: Family tree at Houston Museum of Natural Science.Photo: The bike solution.