May 14th is World Migratory Bird Day, a day that celebrates the seasonal movement of birds often north and south along flyway between breeding and wintering grounds. It also focuses on the importance of the conservation of birds through agreements, laws, and treaties. Here is a Red-Wing Blackbird that migrates through our area yearly in… Read More MIGRATORY BIRD DAY
Today is National Cactus Day, a day to celebrate the various species of cactus. Here is Arizona, there are over 80 different species of cactus, in both the cooler high elevation and hot lower elevation desert areas. Cactus are plants that are drought-tolerant and store water in their leaves, stems, or roots. This is a… Read More NATIONAL CACTUS DAY
Wildflower season is beginning in northern Arizona. This is a Wild Hyacinth or also known as Blue Dick wildflower in the high desert.
Orange-Crowned Warblers are plain yellow and grayish birds with no wing bars and light eye rings. They are found throughout much of the West and migrants in the Eastern part of North America. Orange-Crowned Warblers are one of the most common warblers in the West. The orange crown is seen only in courtship displays or… Read More ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER