Wordless Wednesday #24 | Giant Swallowtail on a Desert Bird of Paradise

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We love butterflies. Lucky for us, there are 250 species of butterfly in the Sonoran Desert. Giant Swallowtails are an interesting species because of their unique flight pattern; they appear to be hopping through the air. We caught this one … Read More

Wordless Wednesday #22 | Juvenile Roadrunner

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Today’s Wordless Wednesday photograph is a juvenile Greater Roadrunner. We normally only see large, adult roadrunners in our area, so this was a first for us. Roadrunners are members of the cuckoo family and can be seen as far west … Read More

Wordless Wednesday #17 | Wild Flower

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“To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour” From Auguries of Innocence by William Blake

Wordless Wednesday #14 | Gila Woodpecker and Cactus

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A Gila Woodpecker takes a break from his cactus fruit snack to see who is taking his photo.

Living in the Southwest: Torch Cactus

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If it’s spring in Tucson, you will almost certainly stumble upon Torch Cacti. They sport some of the most beautiful flowers in the Sonoran Desert. Torch Cacti are also known by their scientific name, Trichocereus hybrids. They produce very large, brightly-colored flowers that are … Read More