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Birding Weekend

Last Saturday and Sunday we drove South to the Santa Cruz Flats to shoot some birds – one reason to drive to the Flats always is the Caracaras that can be found there – another reason is that we discovered

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Winter Wonderland in the Desert

After months of no appreciable rainfall, the Phoenix metropolitan area finally received a variety pack of precipitation over the last several days: Rain, hail, snow and something called graupel fell over different parts of the Valley depending on the elevation.

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Urban Coyotes

For the last few weeks we have been watching a pack of coyotes at the Veterans Oasis Park in Chandler, AZ. It is interesting to see how they live in such proximity to people and their pets without attacking them

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Happy Holidays

What a year to look back to! It didn’t take long for things to get “uneasy” after the holidays last year. I’m not sure what was first but Corona became a topic quite early in the year and sadly our

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AZ Bush Fire

On Saturday, June 13th a car caught fire on the HWY 87 just outside of town and only a few miles away from our new home. The driver pulled over and the fire quickly jumped over to the brush and

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Happy Holidays

The years are flying by, we don’t even notice it. It’s only when we stop and reflect that we realize how much (or how little) has happened in the past 12 months. Picking up from our last year’s Christmas greetings, I

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Fossil Creek

Over two years ago we learned about Fossil Creek. Last summer the whole area was closed for months due to extrem fire danger. This year we finally decided to make it happen. I checked the availability for permits and found

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