Yes, there will be a second quiz. Coming soon!
Answers to Spring Quiz one
Monday, February 27, 2017
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Spring has sprung in Sabino Canyon and that means it's time to (re-)learn spring flowers. First up, the Borage family tutorial from 2016.
Quiz later :-)
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017
|Photo (c) Dancing Snake Nature Photography 2/15/2017|
The one and only Serpent Princess sent this photo of mysterious balls in a Foothills Palo Verde (Parkinsonia microphylla). We think these silk-covered balls are egg sacs, but seven seems unusually fecund, even for a spider. Any experts out there who can confirm or deny?
Friday, February 17, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
My Honey-Matt and I went hiking at Saguaro East on Saturday (2/11/2017), as it tends to be far less crowded there on the weekends (and that's the only time we have for hiking now). We were thrilled to encounter this well-camouflaged, at least 4'-long Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake. Note the spine in her/his head!
|All Photos by Matt Ball 2/11/2017|
Monday, February 13, 2017
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Photos by Marty Horowitz
From the link (All about Birds):
No bird exemplifies Southwestern deserts better than the noisy Cactus Wren. At all hours of the day they utter a raw scratchy noise that sounds like they are trying to start a car. Cactus Wrens are always up to something, whether hopping around on the ground, fanning their tails, scolding their neighbors, or singing from the tops of cacti. They build nests the size and shape of footballs which they use during the breeding and nonbreeding season. Cactus Wrens are true desert dwellers; they can survive without needing to drink freestanding water.
The Cactus Wren is the state bird of Arizona!
From the link:
The Rock Wren usually builds a pavement or walkway of small, flat stones or pebbles that leads to the nest cavity. The nest is usually located in a rock crevice out of sight, but the pavement may give away the nest's location. The function of this pavement is unknown.
The Rock Wren also needs no standing water to drink.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Monday, February 6, 2017
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Friday, February 3, 2017
I went out to Sabino this (1/21/2017) afternoon and saw all of the stream crossing were absolutely impassable. Rattlesnake was running, and I noticed a few small running creeks I never knew existed. Some of the west bank edges above the dam had collapsed. I took a few photos (see below). Mother Nature still rules!!
|All Photos by Fred Heath 1/21/2017|
Bear Canyon Bridge (is under there)
Thanks, Fred, for being on the scene!