We started the morning in Sabino Canyon, taking one of the side trails through nice desert where the butterfly action was dominated by Tiny Checkerspots, presumably so abundant because of the prolific Dicliptera resupinata, Arizona Foldwing, a probable food plant for the caterpillars.
The first thing I got a photo of here was a Greater Earless Lizard, perhaps a female. We later saw some absolutely stunning males, but they are among the most skittish of our lizards. You need a telephoto lens and much patience to get good photos of them.
The only Dotted Roadside-Skipper of our day was in Rattlesnake Wash, a tributary of Sabino.
Higher up the mountain, in Upper Bear Canyon, we spotted a few more butterflies, but I managed shots only of a Brown Elfin (one of 3 or 4 we saw) and our only Arizona Hairstreak, a very lovely bug.
And at the end of the afternoon, this young Greater Short-horned Lizard caught my eye.