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Capturing The Moment — All Sunsets Are Not, “Just Another Sunset!”   10 comments

Hutch's Pools 02-01-13Sunset Over Tucson, Arizona — Image by kenne

Winter in the desert has set in now that all the leaves are off the mesquite trees.



Capturing The Moment — Sabino Canyon Snowbird Part II   Leave a comment

Ned's Nature Walk -- 01-1-09-13Female Phainopepla High In A Mesquite Tree — Image by kenne

The phainopepla’s main food while wintering in the Tucson basin are desert mistletoe berries.

When eaten, the hard seeds are then passed through while the phainopepla is perched on their favorite tree branch,

often in a mesquite tree.

Ned's Nature Walk -- 01-1-09-13Female Plainopela In A Tree with Desert Mistletoe — Image by kenne

The seeds are left on the branch where they can germinate and set up a root system within the host plant.



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