|desert bird of paradise, plumbago,|
desert willow, Mexican bird of paradise
|hummingbird bathing in the rain|
green lynx spider, sulphur butterfly
This pet gulf coast box turtle has been living in our backyard for over fifteen years. We hadn't seen the turtle for weeks but soon after it started to rain Speedy was out walking around. The markings on the shell show up best when the shell is wet.
|turtle walking in the rain|
|Texas sage, echiveria,|
Texas sage, purple heart
Also called the Colorado River toad, the Sonoran Desert toad is a very large amphibian! For the past several years we've seen one in the backyard during monsoon season. This toad is most active at night and when it's raining.
|Sonoran desert toad|