I found these birds on a spring morning in the reeds and cattails at Kachina Wetlands Preserve. Learn more about wetlands here: WETLANDS American Coots are a duck-like bird with a white bill, red eyes, and big lobed feet. They are not ducks though, they belong to their own distinct order of birds. They are unique… Read More IN THE REEDS


Winter Solstice is here! Enjoy this season for some of the things it offers… most exciting is snow! Building snow people, skiiing, the contrast to summer, a reprieve from summer in warmer climates like Phoenix, more birds at the backyard feeders, or birds of prey soaring above you. Read about WINTER SOLSTICE


A wetland is defined as an area that consists of marshes, swamps, or saturated land. There are two types: coastal (tidal) and inland (non-tidal). Coastal wetlands in North America are along the Atlantic, Pacific, or Gulf Coast, which link to areas where sea water mixes with freshwater to form various saline environments. Inland wetlands can be… Read More WETLANDS