The senses are overwhelmed here at the homestead in New Mexico. So much to study that it has been difficult for me to know where to begin. I had to introduce you to someone I met while weeding the raspberry patch. I stopped everything to take some photos of him.
|Calligrapha vicina / Calligraphy beetle
I was quite literally stopped in my tracks when I saw him — I had never seen markings this intricate on a beetle or bug in the Midwest and was taken by how much they looked like the hollows in a guitar or musical notes. Lucky for me, there are experts on site and all I needed to do was ask. The calligraphy beetle. But, of course!
There are many more creatures here that I have never seen in the wild; roadrunners and lizards to name a few. The lizards are quite funny to watch but hard to capture on film. I have set a challenge to do just that.
I am learning after my first week in New Mexico and hope you are enjoying following my adventure in WOOFing.