Friday, July 7, 2017

Happy Trails!

Thank you for your support all these years! Happy trails!

Photo by Ned Harris 6/15/2017
Anne with trash bag in hand

To leave the world better than you found it, sometimes you have to pick up other people’s trash.
 - Bill Nye, the Science Guy

 - Anne Green, the Science Queen

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Green Giant

Another beauty from Mt. Lemmon

Photo by Marty Horowitz 6/18/2017
Green Gentian (Swertia radiata

From Frank S. Rose, Mountain Wildflowers of Southern Arizona, pg. 111

After several years, it sends up a stalk that can be as high as eight feet, with many flowers. Many green gentians grow on these mountains, but in any given year few send up a flowering stalk. Not very showy at a distance, its flowers are delightful close up. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Giant Spotted

Photo by Ned Harris 6/15/2017

The tail on this Giant Spotted Whiptail is at least twice the body length. Amazing!

And one from 2016

Monday, July 3, 2017

Reflux Redux

Not for the squeamish, from July 2016

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Can you hear me now?

Photo by Ned Harris 6/15/2017

You'd think you'd be able to spot cicadas easily, they're so very loud. It took us a while, but once we found one on a palo verde, Ned and I found dozens more. They're not the most beautiful critters in the canyon, but they sure make their presence known!

More posts on cicadas with photos from Ned Harris!

And, for those of you on facebook, my Honey-Matt can recommend the group AZ Backyard Wildlife.

Saturday, July 1, 2017


Marty's email was incorrect in the earlier post. I've fixed it there, and here it is again:
lhorowitz33 at comcast (dot) net

Marty Horowitz 6/2/2017

Photo by Marty Horowitz 6/13/2017

More beautiful reflections in Sabino Creek. Thanks, Marty!