Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Birds and the Bees (ok, butterflies, not bees)

To be sure though, the title of this post does have a lot to do with sex, well, butterfly sex that is. Today was an interesting combination of effects, this field of alfalfa has been recently cut and baled, leaving it just the right height for ,alfalfa butterflies to mate and lay eggs on (around six inches high), hence, the yellow be-winged hoard that has descended on the Imperial Valley (requires free registration), clogging radiators, and air filters, gooing up windshields, but otherwise looking quite pretty as fields of alfalfa writhe with butterflies as you watch;

and irigation of said field, chasing all the crickets across the field with egrets and pheasant chasing them (wow, is that a run-on sentence or what).