Thursday, July 31, 2014
The above scenic is of Lake Tahoe, filled with fog, as seen from the Rim Trail at a point roughly 3 miles north of Barker Pass. The trail alternately passes through open fields of Mule's Ears (foreground) and dense Ref Fir and Lodgepole Pine forest (background).
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
It turns out it's in the longhorn beetle family, Cerambycidae, and it does a kind of bee imitation when disturbed! It's called the Lion Longhorn Beetle, or just the Lion Beetle, Ulochaetes lioninus. The fuzzy mane probably looks even more lion-like when viewed head-on. I sure hope I get to see one of these eventually. Thanks for sharing, Spencer. By the way, readers, check out Spencer Dykstra Photography.
Hopefully, tomorrow I'll be rested and will begin catching up on posting my two recent adventures.