Tucson is a strange place. If you plant it, they will come. I live right in mid-town and even with all the traffic, you can create an oasis for your desert friends. You just have to look carefully as with everything in life....and you'll find it.
I'm definitely a plant guy, but I love all the wildlife that comes with a plant. I've heard Portland is similiar to Tucson in that there is wildlife and parks spread throughout the city. Sometimes I wonder how the wildlife gets here. Once when we were coming home at night, I heard some strange scratching and behind our shed, I found a skunk!! It was very random and of course, the skunk disappeared after a few days. It scratched my Eucalyptus, but other than that it moved on to other places. We have hawks, hummingbirds, 3 types of butterflies that live on the property(so far), many lizards and geckos, bats, dragonflies, several species of birds.....and the more I plant, the more they come...and that's a side benefit of creating a garden oasis:)
I am loving this camera. It has allowed me to do some incredible photo work....I cannot wait for those big moments while I'm travelling this year. Until my next post.....happy gardening!