Here are some photos from a recent hike, I was in a stretch of Ponderosa Pine forest in northern Arizona. The wildflowers are (clockwise): Tansy Ragwort, Western Blue Flag, Desert Paintbrush, and Silvery Lupine. BENEFITS OF HIKING
Friday April 26th is Arbor Day. It is a holiday in which people are encouraged to plant trees. Learn more here: ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION
Blue Spruce is native to the U.S. and Canada. They can be up to 75 feet tall and 16 feet wide. The bark is scaly, the needles are sharply pointed, and the cones are pale brown up to four inches long. Here is a Great-Tailed Grackle on top of one. GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE
Here are some Ponderosa Pines after a recent snow storm.