Sunflowers pop up all over the place each summer, they become more abundant once the monsoon season begins here in northern Arizona. They are widely distributed throughout North America, known as Common, Roadside, or Prairie Sunflowers.
Tachina Flies are generally larger than a house fly with noticeable bristles. There are many known species in this family of True Flies, over 8,200 worldwide and over 1,300 in North America. Learn more here: TACHINIDS I saw this and others in northern Arizona in a Ponderosa Pine forest area, it is called a Beelike Tachinid Fly.
Nuthatches are small birds with large heads, short tails, strong feet for climbing, and powerful bills. Red-Breasted Nuthatches have a black line through the eye with a white line above it and rusty colored underside. They can be found among coniferous forest areas throughout much of the United States and Canada. Nuthatches eat insects, nuts,… Read More RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH
The Coconino Plateau in Arizona is a plateau just south of the Grand Canyon, northwest of Flagstaff, and north of I-40. It is part of the larger Colorado Plateau in the southwest’s four corner states. Here are two close-up shots of the many and various rocks I found. The area was high desert terrain, about… Read More COCONINO PLATEAU ROCKS