Archive for the ‘Sabino Canyon Recreation Area’ Category

Upper Sabino Canyon Panorama   3 comments

Sabino Canyon Panorama- blogPanorama of Sabino Canyon Taken From Tram Road Near Stop 9 (February 16, 2010) — Image by kenne

At the time I took this panorama I had no idea the role this beautiful canyon would play in my life for the next seven years. In February of 2010, we drove to Tucson to explore our making a move from The Woodlands Texas to Tucson. Now the rest is history. (Flickr Album)

— kenne

Sabino Canyon Sunrise   Leave a comment

sunrise-1-of-1-7-blog ISabino Canyon Sunrise — Image by kenne

We are part of the universe,
we have the essence of the earth in our bones,
oceans in our blood and stars in our mind’s
desire to reach out and be more.

— Casey Kochmer

White-Tailed Deer   1 comment

White tailed Dear-0674 blogWhite-Tailed Deer in Sabin Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

 

An Animal’s Eyes   3 comments

Ground Squirrel_20110309_1762 blogGround Squirrel — Image by kenne

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”

— Martin Buber

Learning About Nature Is Fun!   2 comments

Park Ranger and Kid-0108 blogPark Ranger and Kid at Mesa Verde National Park — Image by kenne

During our recent visit to Mesa Verde National Park, I watched a Park Ranger at a demo table doing something we as naturalists do at Sabino Canyon to education visitors to the canyon — couldn’t pass up taking a photo and watching the child’s reaction.

Wild for the Wilderness (1 of 1)-67-2 blogSabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist at Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) programs and nature demonstrations start in October.

— kenne

“Children the world over have a right to a childhood filled with beauty, joy, adventure, and companionship.
They will grow toward ecological literacy if the soil they are nurtured in is rich with experience, love, and good examples.”

— Alan Dyer

 

 

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly   Leave a comment

Pipevine Swallowtail-2970 blogPipevine Swallowtail Butterfly — Image by kenne

This butterfly has arrived,

I watch wondering

if it knows of its 

new freedom

still holding on to a host 

in a new beautiful  

yet tragic existence  

with three perceptions 

of life in one world.

— kenne

Looking for Sonoran Toads in Sabino Canyon   2 comments

Above the Dam-2971 blogThe monsoon rains bring new life to the Sonoran Desert. This past week has experienced some very good rain fall, especially in the mountains. The start of the monsoon season brings out the Sonoran toads, but they breed in water, and even with the recent rains we have had several months of no rain and Sabino Creek remains dry. The above photo was taken this morning, but based on sighting a few miles up the creek, there maybe water flowing over the dam by night fall.

Sonoran Toads-2964 blogDown from the dam, there are few pools of water that Jeanne, Dan and I explored this morning and found some toads. The mating season will last only a few days, so with more rain expected today and tomorrow, and with water coming down the creek, the toads will probably be very active the next couple of days.

— kenne

Images by kenne

 

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