Archive for the ‘Western Diamondback Rattlesnake’ Tag

Western Diamondback — Tis The Season   1 comment

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Brown MountainWestern Diamondback — Images by kenne

They can be found alone
the trail curled in the shade
of a nearby boulder.

The trouble is you may not see them
but not to worry, you will be
warned by their rattles, so they say.

— kenne

A Young Western Diamondback Rattlesnake   2 comments

rattlesnake-1-of-1-2-blogYesterday (November 13, 2016) I spotted this young western diamondback rattlesnake near our house. He must have sensed my presence and went to a passive “hide the head” position before I saw him. Not wanting to harm him, but not liking his proximity to the patio, I decided to encourage him to move on.  

rattlesnake-1-of-1-blogUsing a long stick, I poked him. At first, he didn’t move at all. So, after a couple more pokes he began to show his frustration and with my continued encourage, started in a direction away from the house. I watched him for awhile until I felt comfortable with where he was, not that he was going to sliver away and never come back — Tucson is the rattlesnake capital of the world, after all.


Western Diamondback In Desert Grass   Leave a comment

rattlesnake-in-weeds-2015-09-25-10-16-blog-18Western Diamondback In Desert Weeds (September 25, 2016) — Image by kenne

A snake in the grass

Adds to the risk of hiking

Heightening the fun.

— kenne

National Public Lands Day — Before and After   2 comments

invasive-plants-1-of-1-pappas-grass-before-blogBefore Image by kenne

This is a before snapshot of soft feather pappus grass in and area where Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN)would be removing invasive plants. Our focus would be to clear this area where we teach elementary children about nature, October through April.

pappus-grass-after-blogAfter Image by kenne

This after image illustrates how effective invasive plants are at crowding out native plants.

diamondback-blogRattlesnake Image by kenne

Removing invasive plants requires a lot of caution, keeping an eye out for rattlesnakes. There is a western diamondback rattlesnake in this image, which is a good example of how well the blend into grass. The snake is coiled center-right in this image.

Another Sign Of Spring   1 comment

 Western Diamondback Rattlesnake — Images by kenne
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You Never Know What’s Behind That Rock   2 comments

Brown Mountain“You Never Know What’s Behind That Rock” — Image by kenne

“Indeed, it has affirmed my belief
that our purpose as spiritual beings is to follow our bliss,

seek our passions, and live our lives as inspirations to each other.”

― Aron Ralston, Between a Rock and a Hard Place

A Sunday Walk In The Canyon   Leave a comment

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