The magic always happens along the edges.
These places where earth and sky, or land and water, meet are the most abundant and vibrant part of any ecology.
It is truly the edges that create diversity, and of course with diversity comes stability and abundance.
Here on the mountain, this edge effect is both common and the norm. It is why there are so many species and why they are here in such richness.
Photo: The lake at Los Banos de la Luz. Courtesy of the author.