March 19, 2014
Spring doesn't officially begin until tomorrow, but don't tell the birds and wildflowers.
We took a four mile hike mid-morning in the Sabino Canyon Recreational Area...this time on the Bear Canyon trail.
I actually think the under side of the desert chicory is quite pretty too.
We enjoyed this pair of black-throated Sparrows for awhile.
We didn't see their nest, but he was sure busy!
These are tiny little hedgehog cactus...called strawberry hedgehog. They only grow to about 3.5 inches tall.
The saguaro buds we saw just the other day are about ready to burst open.
But, this was the highlight of the morning...this pair of Cactus Wrens.
This little beauty of a bird is the largest wren in North America according to www.allaboutbirds.com. It is a true bird of the desert and can survive without freestanding water.
We aren't sure...is this a baby prairie dog?
Happy spring everyone! Until next, take care and...