Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Nature Walks

A walk around the school late December:

hummingbird, vermillion flycatchers,
Gila woodpecker, house finch, starling,
 mockingbird, cactus wren

A walk to the creek late December:

golden leaves on cottonwood trees, Cooper's hawk and nest,
 cardinal, desert mistletoe, blooming brittlebush

Early December at the dam:


Early January at the dam:






ferns, mosses and lichens growing on the canyon wall







E n j o y  y o u r  d a y !

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Winter Walk

New Year's morning:











black-throated sparrow, cactus wren, western bluebirds,
house finch, phainopepla, mockingbird



  H a v e   a   g r e a t   d a y !  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Plants, Birds and More Birds

Desert plants


jumping cholla

saguaros

fishhook barrel cactus

staghorn cholla

brittlebush

Desert birds
mockingbird

ladder-backed woodpecker

curve-billed thrasher

cactus wrens

Backyard birds
Cooper's hawk

immature Cooper's hawk

Gila woodpecker

mourning dove

verdin with nesting material

These pictures are from December. When I got up early this morning there was a little bit of snow on the ground!

  H a p p y  N e w  Y e a r !  

Friday, December 26, 2014

Once Around

At the school I had just enough time to walk around the track once slowly with my camera. It had just rained and I was delighted to see several birds and even some flowers.


phyrrhuloxias and sparrow

desert marigold

cholla

cactus wren

prickly pear

house finch

brittlebush

mockingbird, white-crowned sparrow, verdin, curve-billed thrasher
 house finch, cactus wren , vermilion flycatcher

  Enjoy your day!