Vermilion Cliffs is up in northern Arizona, in the Arizona Strip area of the State. This area is part of the Colorado Plateau of the four corner states. Vermilion cliffs are made of sandstone, silt stone, limestone, and shale. The formations are thought to be eroded from water and wind over millions of years, exposing… Read More NORTHERN ARIZONA RED CLIFF AREA
The White-Crowned Sparrow is a fairly common bird throughout North America. They have a long-tail and a distinct white crown with black stripes. The immature have brown crown stripes. Here is one I saw at Sedona Wetlands in early winter.
Drove in northern Arizona, out to Navajo Bridge in Marble Canyon. On the bridge, I saw California Condor 354 (54), along with his chick, Condor 952 (no tag or transmitter yet). No sign of mother on this morning for me, Condor 496 (H9). Here are some links about California Condors I have posted in the… Read More CONDORS AT MARBLE CANYON
Plants adapted to living in dry environments are called a xerophyte. Xerophyte’s include succulents, pineapple, poinsettia, peyote, Barbary Fig, and many others. Succulents are plants that store water in their leaves. They include cactus, aloe, jade plant, agave, yucca, and more. Both agave and yucca are rosette forming plants. Agave generally have sharp spines on… Read More YUCCA