This Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) is nesting in a plam tree on the campus of Borrego Springs High School. She has been sitting on an unknown number of eggs for about 3 weeks. The male Great Horned has been seen on roofs and in nearby trees.
This is worth a look ... Time Lapse Video Over Borrego Springs
This video shows capivating time lapse images of the night sky over very large metal sculptures of dragons, dinosaurs, and other creatures in the desert town of Borrego Springs, California.
2013 Anza Borrego Foundation Photography Contest
Black and White, Third Place
This South American cactus blooms for only about a day. The blooms are 6 to 8 inches in diameter and almost all flowers bloom on the same day.
Lytta magister, commonly known as the desert blister beetle, is seen here munching on a brittle bush, a common food for adults. This photo was taken on the Elephant Trees Trail, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
For a couple of years our front porch light had a nice warm, yellow glow about what you'd expect from a yellow bug light. It recently burned out so I changed it out today.
It wasn't a yellow bulb but the white bulb shining through the dead bodies of moths. Hundreds and hundreds of moths that crawled into the light fixture. Here's a photo of the fixture.
I wonder if the moths thought that was moth heaven? I wonder if moths think at all.