DARK-EYED JUNCOS

There are various Dark-Eyed Junco sub-species in North America, they include Gray-headed, Oregon, Pink-sided, Slate-colored, and White-winged. They are generally separated regionally, although there is some over-lapping. Dark-Eyed Junco’s are Sparrow’s that are¬†ground feeders, eating thistle or millet, under bird feeders or on platform type feeders. Here are three of the sub-species, Oregon, Slate-sided, and… Read More DARK-EYED JUNCOS

DESERT BELL

The Desert Bell is a native annual flowering herb. It grows in open desert mountain areas with sand or gravel up to 5200′. Primarily the Mojave or Sonoran desert areas. They bloom in late winter and early spring in these areas. I saw this one in the Arizona Transition Zone, north of Phoenix in early… Read More DESERT BELL