Category: Arizona

Condors at Navajo Bridge

October 25. I heard that there were birds at Navajo Bridge. Not just any birds, California Condors, one of the world’s largest and rarest birds. Now I never really expect to see advertised wildlife. I mean there were supposed to…

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Just Wildflowers 2

May 13 – May 24, 2020. Wildflowers are becoming the bane of my existence. Perhaps you think this is a surprising thing for me to say. But there are new ones everywhere we go. Some days I spot most of…

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Sedona

May 13 – May 24, 2020. I got lost in the woods alone. This was annoying. Not just because I was lost but because by becoming lost I ended up not avoiding the very thing I was trying to avoid…

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COVID-19, Birding, & Guest Blogging

Since Greg and I have started traveling we have found that we are not always in control of what comes next. So many things have changed oupr path since we broke ties with living in just one location. House sitting,…

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Just Wildflowers

Ninety-six desert blooms. This how many wildflowers, and blooming bushes, trees, and cactus I have photographed and identified the last couple of months in Arizona. (There are 30 or more we haven’t IDed yet and yes, there will be a…

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Eviction Notice

May 6 – May 12, 2020. The first surprise of the day was the naked man. We were walking down a disused road deep in the forest at about 6:30 in the morning when we saw him. From a distance,…

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Turning Down the Thermostat

April 27 – May 5, 2020. It was hot in Ajo. Really, really hot. Pushing 100 hot. The giant saguaro cacti were loving it. The intensity of the sun beating down on their recently sprouted green nubs growing out of…

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The Desert Around Ajo Part 2

This is part 2 of our The Desert Around Ajo post. See part 1 here. April 20 – April 26, 2020. I was looking forward to visiting the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, even though it wasn’t going to be…

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The Desert Around Ajo Part 1

April 16 – April 20. It was around 3 years ago when we were driving from Gila Bend south to visit Organ Pipe National Monument. The terrain was flat scraggly fields with a few creosote bushes here and there and…

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Madera Canyon

April 7 – 15, 2020. We spent a week at Las Cienegas and had gone down almost every road, wash, trail, and cow path within walking distance from two different camping spots. We could have found another campsite and explored…

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