Sage Thrashers stand out as they have a heavily streaked breast with a gray back and yellow eyes. They live in the western part of the United States and north and western Mexico. They can be found in grasslands and sagebrush, in winter among Pinyon/Juniper forest areas. Sage Thrashers only breed in sagebrush plains and… Read More SAGE THRASHER
The high desert in the southwest never ceases to amaze me. The sky is so vast and its colors are vivid blues, purples, pinks, or oranges. The terrain is unique and various with rolling hills, volcanic rocks, sandstone buttes, arches, cliffs, and canyons. Much of the flora is pinyon and juniper trees, along with cactus,… Read More MORE HIGH DESERT WALKING
I was walking around in a northern Arizona Pinyon-Juniper woodland area and I ran across this Black-tailed Jackrabbit. A jackrabbit is a actually a hare and this particular species is found in the Western United States and Mexico. They hop and run, hopping five to ten feet at a time. While moving, they can leap up to… Read More HIGH DESERT HARE
Here is my favorite photo from #optoutside Black Friday. Nothing like a high desert sunset in the southwest.