Sunday, 28 June 2015
Well I did warn you in the previous post that I couldn't resist taking photos of Horned Lizards but just look at that face. It demands to be photographed! This particular individual was very focused on hoovering up ants so he was probably giving me the hard stare for disturbing his meal if the truth be told.
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
All the creatures on our land make me happy but inevitably there are a few favourites. High up on the favourite list has to be the Horned Lizards. They don't appear very often or, more correctly, I don't see them very often! So when I do see them I am invariably delighted and take far too many pictures. How could I not?
Sunday, 21 June 2015
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
King Snakes are usually a rare sighting on our land but this year we are virtually tripping over them. I wonder how this will effect the populations of other snake species we usually see more regularly. Hopefully they won't all disappear.
Sunday, 14 June 2015
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Mature saguaros are regular apartment blocks for native species. One of the major excavators are the Gila Woodpeckers. They create cavities in the saguaro which other, less efficient tunnelers can then use too.
I managed to catch a shift change with this pair, the female came in with a juicy green caterpillar and relieved the male of his babysitting duties.
Sunday, 7 June 2015
A tiny little rattlesnake trundling across the driveway, barely bigger than a twelve inch ruler would probably upset a lot of people but it makes me come over all warm and fuzzy.
I love little baby animals and just because they happen to be dangerously venomous, I don't discriminate.
I just hope this sweet little fellow manages to avoid the king snakes. I also hope that it chooses to stay on our land as many of my neighbours kill all snakes indiscriminately. Which is a shame because they are such a vital part of a healthy ecosystem.
Quite apart from the fact, he is such a tiny little thing, he deserves to be left in peace to live.