Archive for the ‘Sabino Canyon Recreation Area’ Tag

Verdin On A Brittlebush In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Even with last week’s good rainfall, most brittlebush plants are not blooming as would normally be this time of year. We have had a very dry winter, even so, these two plants were located near one another. 

— kenneVerdin-1157 blogVerdin On A Brittlebush in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Brittlebush-1178 blogBrittlebush Blooming in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

 

 

Greater Roadrunner On A Cold Morning   3 comments

Roadrunner Warming Up blogGreater Roadrunner Sunning on a Cold Morning in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

I do not know if the desert can be loved,
but it is in the desert that my treasure lies hidden.

— Paulo Coelho

 

Water Above Sabino Canyon Creek Dam   Leave a comment

Hutch's Pool blogAbove Sabino Canyon Dam (When There Is Water) in the Santa Catalina Mountains
— Image by kenne

Mountains are the beginning
and the end of all natural scenery.

— John Ruskin

View Of Tucson Basin from Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon January colors-0845 Panorama blogView Of Tucson Basin from Sabino Canyon Recreation Area (January 1, 20018) — Panorama by kenne

The white line at the base of the distant mountains is probably the result of temperature inversion capturing a  large body of cold air having nearly uniform conditions of temperature and humidity that dropped overnight under clear night skies to the lowest level at the edge of the mountains — that’s my best guess.

— kenne

 

January In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

January 1st Colors- blogJanuary In Sabino Canyon (View from the Bluff Trail, January 1, 2018) — Panorama by kenne

 

Verdin In A Desert Willow   Leave a comment

Verdin-0842 blogVerdin In A Desert Willow — Image by kenne

Verdins are very common in riparian areas of the Sonoran Desert and can be found along the Sabino Canyon creekbed where there are plenty of willows, cottonwoods, and Arizona sycamores. On New Years Day there were several in the willows near the Sabino Dam foraging for insects on the willow stems.

This small hardy and adaptable bird is not closely related to any other bird in the western hemisphere. Scientists now believe that its closest relatives are several species of small, plain birds found in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Verdins have a plain gray color with yellow on the head and throat. In this image, the sunlight really brings out the yellow against the blue desert sky.

— kenne

Surveying The Canyon On New Years Day   2 comments

Cooper's Hawk-0814 blog.jpg

Cooper's Hawk-0810 blog

Cooper's Hawk-0803 blogCooper’s Hawk, New Years Day, 2018 — Image by kenne

This Cooper’s Hawk was spotted on New Years Day during a morning walk in the Sabino Canyon Recreational Area, northeast Tucson. 

— kenne

%d bloggers like this: