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Aspen Sunflower-3099 blogAspen Sunflower — Image by kenne

Fellow Naturalist David Dean pointed out this Aspen Sunflower at Marshell Gulch on Mt. Lemmon last Friday. It can be found in ponderosa pine forests and is best identified by each leaf has five prominent veins. Otherwise, it can easily be mistaken for other yellow mountains wildflowers. 

The monsoon rains are bringing out the best of summer in the desert.

— kenne

 

 

Memorial Day Nature-Hike on Mt. Lemmon — Photo Essay   1 comment

Memorial Day Nature-Hike on Mt. Lemmon — Images by kenne
(Click on any image to see a larger view in a slideshow format.)

First time on Mt. Lemmon since last November. At 9,200 feet only a few wildflowers are in the beginning stages of blooming. On this Memorial Day in Tucson, it’s 100 degrees, but it was a pleasant 65 degrees on Mt. Lemmon.

The SCVN Friday Hikes begin this Friday on Mt. Lemmon.

Naturalist David Dean conducts Wildflower Hike. Click here for dates and reservation information.

— kenne

 

Capturing The Moment — Aspen Sunflowers In Blue   2 comments

Aspen Loop July 2013Aspen Sunflowers In Blue — Image by kenne

Not found in farm fields
preferring fern’s company
beneath forest shade.

— kenne

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