Here is a Firecracker Penstemon here in northern Arizona. Penstemon is a common name for “beard tongue”, which comes from the bearded staminode found in most species. They are native to North America, found from Alaska to Mexico and coast to coast. There are many different colors of penstemons. They are found in habitats ranging… Read More FIRECRACKER PENSTEMON
Here is a Northern Flicker I saw recently in the wild sunflowers. More info here: NORTHERN FLICKER
Here is a Common Green Grasshopper that hopped out of my flowers when I was watering them. More here: COMMON GREEN GRASSHOPPER
Here are a couple of photos I got from a walk through a wild sunflower patch. It is sunflower season here in northern Arizona!