FIREWHEEL BLANKET FLOWER

Firewheel Blanket Flowers are in the Aster family of flowers. They can  be found in arid, gravelly or sandy areas. They generally flower from April to September.  They are native to northern Mexico and south and central United States. I found this one in July at Picture Canyon in northern Arizona.

PICTURE CANYON

Here are some autumn photos from Picture Canyon in Flagstaff. Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve is sanctuary that has an agreement with the Wildcat Hill Wastewater Treatment plant, which gives the preserve a water source all year long. These Northern Sinagua petroglyphs I saw while walking along the Tom Moody trail.

SOME WILDFLOWERS

Here are some early autumn wildflowers I saw at the Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve recently. Picture Canyon in Flagstaff is a great place to see birds, bugs, and other wildlife. It has a lush riparian area along the canyon, some amazing Northern Sinagua petroglyphs, and an outdoor education area.