Dried teasel stalks watch another sunset over Nine Pipes National Wildlife Refuge.
Behind the lens.
Teasel has a long and complicated relationship with humans. You can read more about it here.
The wolf's cholla (Cylindropuntia wolfii) spring flowers can vary from deep red to yellow.
The Polyphemus Moth is a creature of superlatives. It is one of our largest moths (4-6" wingspan), most widespread (all of U.S. except desert southwest), and of course one of our most beautiful native animals. Its name originates from the giant cyclops of Greek mythology, Polyphemus, who had one large eye in the center of his forehead.