This year’s monsoon in Arizona has been wonderful for plants and critters. The great plant growth allowed for successful reproduction and survivorship of white-lined Sphinx moths (family Sphingidae) also called hawk moth or hummingbird moth because of its hovering, swift
It has been long overdue and today it turned into reality: we finally went on a boat tour on Canyon Lake with our friend Robert. Diane and Alan were at our house at 3am and just before 4am we pulled
A few weeks ago Marco learned from friends that there are beavers up at a lake about 90 minutes away. However, one has to be there early and has to get on the lake by a kayak. Robert, who discovered
When I was out in our yard with Gizmo after dinner last night he suddenly showed interest in something in the wash right outside of our back yard. I went over and saw a Gila monster. I called Marco and
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
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.
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