Beetles...they would be a lot easier to identify if they were Beatles...but alas, John, Paul, George and Ringo are in a world of their own.
And so is this Pacific Northwest beetle. There were a lot of them in the area of the Dry Canyon Trail in Redmond, Oregon. Their golden yellow and black coloring standing out on the variety of plants they were investing. There are hundreds of different species in the High Desert. Some day I might be able to name down a name for this bug.
And then there are the birds of the High Desert. I know them...at least I thought I did 8v) One day this gray flycatcher of some type lands near me, I take its photo thinking, Willow Flycatcher, only to find out it isn't what I thought it was...or is it?
The Tyrant Flycatcher family is my worst enemy when it comes to bird identification. Some day I might learn a way to tell one little gray bird from another, but for now, let's just call him a flycatcher.
I guess the best thing to say here is, Bear is good, but he isn't infallible.
Misty Dawn's Camera Critter Meme is a great way to see critters of all types. Go to the Meme homepage here and check out more entries. Then join the fun and let the world see your critters!