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Sabino Basin Panoramas   Leave a comment

upper-sabino-canyon-panorama-1-of-1-blogUpper Sabino Canyon Panorama — View into Sabino Basin (Morning, November 18, 2016)

west-fork-canyon-1-of-1-blogWest Fork Trail Panorama (Trail to Hatch’s Pool, November 18, 2016)

upper-sabino-canyon-return-1-of-1-blogUpper Sabino Canyon Panorama — View into Sabino Basin (Afternoon, November 18, 2016)
Panoramic Images by kenne

“Sabino Canyon is a treasure, and its greatest jewel may be its biologically rich streamside woodland, Such habitats are endangered ecosystems in the Southwest; only a small fraction have survived the influences of humankind and changing climate in the last century and a half. At least five other important communities of plants and animals are also represented within Sabino Canyon’s walls — in effect, the canyon offers us many of the lowland habitats of the Southwest in microcosm. In a similar way, Sabino Canyon’s history reflects in miniature our own evolving relationship with this remarkable region. The canyon’s easy accessibility adds enormously to its recreational, educational, and scientific value.”

— from Sabino Canyon – The Life of a Southwestern Oasis, by David Wentworth Lazaroff

Capturing The Moment — Parish Larkspur Wildflower   5 comments


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Wildflower (1 of 1) b framedParish Larkspur (Delphinium parishii) — Image by kenne

This deep blue wildflower was near the Hutch’s Pool trail at about 3,900 ft. in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness above the Sabino Basin. I needed help in identifying this beautiful deep blue wildflower, which I received from fellow SCVN members. This one is a much deeper blue than the one pictured in Frank Rose’s “Mountain Wildflowers of Southern Arizona.” The conditions have been very dry in the Catalina Mountains this Spring, producing fewer than normal wildflowers. This larkspur was all alone.


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