The traditional seasons in Arizona are not always visible to our visitors. In the US, most states celebrate a distinct fall, winter, spring and summer. If you've lived in the desert for awhile, you begin to pick up the subtle beauty of the Sonoran desert. Some people describe our seasons as "hot or not as hot". And while that may be somewhat true, I'd like to present our version of spring this week:)
|Elegant Earless Lizard|
|4 Great Horned Owlets|
|From left to right. Saguaro Cactus(large upright cactus), Tree Cholla(reddish blooms), Palo Verde Tree(yellow blooms)|
|A 8 year old male Cooper's Hawk|
The bird you saw was a male and was banded as a nesting adult on 13 June 2007. He was nesting on Silverbell Golf Course (just south of the wetlands) at that time and has been seen there each year since. Your photo lets us record that he is alive and back in the same area again this year. Thanks!
If you find a banded Cooper's Hawk, you can report your sighting and pic to this email. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next time......
|Tree Cholla Cactus Bloom|