It was the same weather throughout the week (June 5-11), sunny and in the 100s. It was hotter and drier compared to last year, even though this year's trip was a week earlier. One day one I took a trip up the Cerbat Mountains.
Plateau Fence Lizard.
A wasp hitching a ride up the mountain.
I photographed this Eastern Collared Lizard out of the driver's side window of the car.
A Yellow-belly Assassin Bug...
...that decided to attempt to assassinate the camera (I think it saw its reflection in the lens).
Gila Spotted Whiptail.
A smaller, darker Gila Spotted Whiptail actively foraging in the leaf litter.
Cicada exoskeleton "as found."
There were a number of these small, spotted beetles on the flowers of cacti.
Lichens forming the letter "G."
A mammal that I've never seen before - a Rock Squirrel - they are surprisingly large.
Eaton's Firecracker being visited by bees.
Later that night...Wolf Spider.
And still later - Spotted Leafnose Snake.
Another photo of the same snake.