Critters after the rain

SONY ILCE-1, 1⁄2,000.0 sec, f/5.6, ISO 500

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

Continue Reading

Surprising visitor

SONY ILCE-7RM4, 1⁄640 sec, f/8, ISO 3200

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

Continue Reading

Urban Coyotes

SONY ILCE-7RM4, 1⁄320 sec, f/6.3, ISO 2000

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

Continue Reading

Arizona Bobcat

SONY ILCE-7RM3, 1⁄125 sec, f/6.3, ISO 1000

We knew that there are bobcats at the Salt River, we have heard from people who saw them and not too long ago Marco met some people who had seen one “just a few minutes go” – frustrating. For months

Continue Reading