Well, better late than never, I suppose.
I took these S-word images during the correct week, on my big trip to South Dakota (another S-word!) . But it's taken much longer than expected to download, examine, select, sort, and edit the images. . I'm still only about halfway done that monumental task, but didn't want to put this post off any longer, so I'll just go with a couple I have so far.
Short-horned Lizard, and Sharp-tailed Grouse. . This is the first Greater Short-horned Lizard I have ever seen! . Always special to add a "lifer" to one's body of work.