Monday, September 30, 2013
Some kind of moth caterpillars ate a big chuck out of the top of my precious Chinese Pistachio tree. I'm sure it'll recover, but I don't have to like the damage.
One of our banding sites between CMO and Big Bend National Park is in an ocotillo forest. Here it is today. The ground is carpeted with senna, though it's hard to tell the full scope from this photo. I had only my telephoto lens so it took only a small area and made the Chisos Mountains in the background look about 5 miles closer than they really were.
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