So after finding Scaptomyza on my previous trip to Florida Canyon, I went back with Rick to find some more and, hopefully, bring them back alive. There had been some rains so things looked VERY different from the previous time that Paceyn and I had visited. The creek was full of water and many of the algae and aquatic plants that I had collected from on the earlier trip had been swept away. We still found some Scaptomyza but will need to come back in a few weeks to make sure we get the numbers for a new culture.
Chelsea, Paceyn and I did another short drive on March 2nd. We started in Sonoita, cut through the Patagonia Mountains to the border town of Lochiel, and made our way back to Sonoita via the Canelo Hills and Santa Cruz River Valley. It had rained the night before and we had a very nice drive in spite of some mud. I collected quite a few flies and I hear that the birding was also good....