Yesterday, after we climbed out of the creek bed, we walked along the top of the mesa in the prairie. So the following are a few things that capture my eye on the top of the mesa.
On the top
Gayfeather (Liatris mucronata) with a Meshweb weaver (Dictynidae) web under the blooms.
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) on Gayfeather. We also saw a few monarchs, Buckeyes, and an Orange Sulphur or two.
When you add water it turns greenish. That is the algae showing itself under the thallus (top layer of a lichen).