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Here’s Looking At You   Leave a comment

heres-looking-at-you-blog“Here’s Looking At You” — Image by kenne

 

A Gila Monster Outing In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Gila Monater (1 of 1)-2 blog

Gila Monater (1 of 1) blog

A Gila Monster Outing in Sabino Canyon — Images by kenne

A giant lizard
easy to see, slow to move —
attention getter.

— kenne

SCVN Lizard Walk, August 8, 2014   3 comments

 

SCVN Lizard Walk (August 9, 2014) — Images by kenne
(CLICK ON ANY OF THE IMAGES TO SEE LARGER VIEW IN A SLIDE SHOW FORMAT.
You can also go to my Flickr account to see all 22 photos taken yesterday.)

 

 

Capturing The Moment — Desert Spiny Lizard   4 comments

Malcolm Dinner-7812 blogDesert Spiny Lizard — Image by kenne

Lizards are very common to the desert — they are everywhere. This one just happen to be in our yard, showing off all his color.

He sits on the rock

The desert spiny lizard

Lots of colored spins.

kenne

Capturing The Moment — Horned Toad   4 comments

Rose Lake July 2013

Rose Lake July 2013Horned (Horny) Toad is neither a toad nor frog, but a lizard. — Images by kenne

I’m not a toad,

I’m not a frog,

but a lizard

of many colors

and many names —

the one

I like best is 

horny!

kenne

Capturing The Moment — Ornate Tree Lizard   2 comments

SCVN Nature Walk #3Ornate Tree Lizard, one of the common lizards in Arizona. — Image by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Greater Short-Horned Lizard   1 comment

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13Greater Short-Horned Lizard — Images by kenne

A lover of ants

Effective Camouflage use

Early morning sun.

kenne

Capturing The Moment — Eastern Collared Lizard   2 comments

Esperero Trail Wildflowers Spring 2013Eastern Collared Lizard — Image by kenne

Another sign of spring in the desert are our reptile friends, most scurrying about making it difficult to photograph. But not the eastern collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris), who like to pose for you on a nearby rock. I have other photos of the lizard from earlier springs, and could have easily used one of them, but this image was taken a week ago.

Welcome back, my friend — it is spring time in the Sonoran desert.

kenne

Capturing The Moment — “I’ve Got Friends In Low Places”   1 comment

“I see you!” — Desert Spiny Lizard 

. . . spent some time in Sabino Canyon this morning. I captured images of several lizards, but sometimes I find it difficult to identify these guys — example: the top photo and the one below are both od desert spiny lizards, however, the angle of the sun and environment around the lizard causes different coloring; at least to this observer.

Desert Spiny Lizard

Images by kenne

kenne

Capturing The Moment — Greater Short-Horned Lizard   2 comments

Greater Short-horned Lizard On Mt. Lemmon, Arizona — Images by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Desert Spiny Lizard   4 comments

Desert Spiny Lizard — Image by kenne

This past Saturday I was leaving my car in the Sabino Canyon Center parking lot when I ran into Debbie and Jerry. They were there for the Saturday morning Lizard Walk —

“Are you going on the Lizard Walk,” Debbie asked. 

“No, I’m not into lizards,” I replied. 

I was at Sabino Canyon for a morning walk and to photo whatever I might run across, like Desert Ground Squirrels, Tarantula Hawks, butterflies, Copper’s Hawks, lizards, etc. 

But, wouldn’t you know it, the above Desert Spiny Lizard got by attention.

Okay, so I don’t dislike lizards, there just not my thing — unless I can get a good photo!

kenne

Capturing The Moment — Bluntnose Lizard On A Rock   Leave a comment

Bluntnose Lizard On A Rock — Image by kenne

Can I Pose For You?   3 comments

Eastern Collared Lizard — Images by kenne

The Eastern Collared Lizard is a beautiful lizard — the most beautiful in southern Arizona.
This lizard was first spotted in the brush along the Douglas Springs Trail,
then climbed up on a near-by rock to pose for me.

— kenne

A Morning Promenade At Hutch’s Pool   1 comment

Ornate Tree Lizard — Images by kenne

Nothing like a lizard promenade on a cool sunny morning. These two guys were soaking in the sun on trees near Hutch’s Pool in Sabino Canyon (11/18/11) — a promenade in the morning!

“The sun lay like a friendly arm across her shoulder.”

— Margorie Kinnan Rawlings, South Moon Under

kenne

SCVN Nature Walk #2 In Sabino Canyon   23 comments

“On the Trail” — Image by kenne

The Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists training, Class of 2011, meets every Monday this fall. A recent class was on herpetology, which includes the study of amphibians and reptiles. These animals are among the most numerous in the canyon, but are the most camouflaged therefore making them difficult to observe on a nature walk. This posting contains some of the sighting during a recent nature walk that focused on observing amphibians and reptiles. As you will see, any focused nature walk will still observe other wildlife and take advantaged of “the teaching moment” along trails in the canyon.

Our naturalists leaders describe the characteristics and adaptations of the reptiles we may encounter. Even with their help, some lizards may look-alike, making it difficult to name. I’ve tried to name the lizards I have photographed, but you will see some are just labeled a “lizard.”

kenne

(Click here to see a more complete slideshow, in my Flickr account, of photos from Nature Walk #2)

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Images by kenne

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