Photo Friday: Mule Deer Doe & Baby

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We work at night, driving around Tucson, delivering newspapers and this affords us the chance to see various types of wildlife that we never get the chance to see during the day. Growing up, we would see street signs on our nearby streets that warned of deer as seen below.

We always laughed, “There aren’t any deer around here!!!” We soon discovered after starting our delivery job, they do exist around here. We see both bucks and does, but we usually se them alone, never in pairs or groups. They also move very fast so we have never been able to take a photo of them. That is until last night! We spotted a Mule Deer doe and her baby. They stood still long enough for us to take this awesome photo. The baby didn’t want to turn around for us but it was super cute!


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Wordless Wednesday #25 | Vermilion Flycatcher

Wordless Wednesday #25 | Vermilion Flycatcher

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Vermilion Flycatcher are members of the tyrant flycatcher family which is the largest family of birds with over 400 species. Vermilion Flycatchers are unique to the family because most are a drab brown color and these guys are bring red/pink. However this coloring only occurs in males while females are brown; this phenomenon is called sexual dimorphism.
vermilion flycatcher
If you enjoy this photograph, you can purchase a print of it through our Zazzle store, where you can order prints of our other photographs as well. A card version and postcard version of the this photograph are also available. Happy Wednesday!

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Happy Earth Day 2015 at the Desert Museum

Happy Earth Day 2015 at the Desert Museum

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Happy Earth Day 2015!

We visited the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum this weekend and in honor of Earth Day,  we have some pictures to share with you.

Can you see the first animal?

sheep earth day

Who’s there?

lamb

It’s the Bighorn Sheep!

sheep earth day

This little lamb was born on April 1st. You can read more about her on the Desert Museum website. How cute is she?

sheep earth day

A Bighorn Ram sticking his tongue out at us.

sheep earth day

Another new addition to the Museum is this thirteen-month old Black Bear cub.

bear earth day

Her name is Strawberry, as recently determined by fans of the Desert Museum. Read more about her on the Museum’s website.

bear earth day

And here is our final picture: the Museum’s Mountain Lion, lounging in the shade. You can read more about the Desert Museum’s Mountain Lion here.

lion earth day

It is wonderful to spend a day appreciating the beautiful world we live in. We hope you had a magnificent Earth Day!

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