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Desert Wildlife and Plants
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico, Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, and other stops. Click on any image to load larger image and start slide show. [Narrative]
Sandhill crane flies at dawk, Bosque del Apache, March 2005. Cranes fly toward the rising run, Bosque del Apache, March 2005. A formation of sandhill cranes, Bosque del Apache, March 2005. Sandhill cranes at dawn, Bosque del Apache, March 2005. Sandhill crane, Bosque del Apache, March 2005. Cranes forage as geese pass overhead, Bosque del Apache, March 2005.
Bosque del Apache, March 2005. Snow geese, Bosque del Apache, March 2005. Duck, Bosque del Apache, March 2005. Cormorants watch as ducks swim by, Bosque del Apache, March 2005. Hawk, perhaps a Southwestern red tail, Bosque del Apache, March 2005. Hawk, perhaps a Southwestern red tail, Bosque del Apache, March 2005.
Hawk being mobbed by a raven, Bosque del Apache, March 2005. Northern Harrier, Bosque del Apache, March 2005. Kestrel, Bosque del Apache, March 2005. Tree full of flickers (two of four shown here), Bosque del Apache, March 2005. Meadowlark, Bosque del Apache, March 2005. Meadowlark, Bosque del Apache, March 2005.
LBB, Bosque del Apache, March 2005. Pheasant, Bosque del Apache, March 2005. Pheasant, Bosque del Apache, March 2005. Pheasant, Bosque del Apache, March 2005. Pronghorns, New Mexico, March 2005. Very Large Array in the second-widest of four formations, New Mexico, March 2005.
Gila Woodpecker, I-10 rest stop south of Phoenix, March 2005. Red rocks near Sedona, Arizona, March 2005. Wildflowers near Phoenix, March 2005. Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, March 2005. Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, March 2005. Verdin, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, March 2005.
Hummingbird, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, March 2005. Hummingbird, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, March 2005. Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, March 2005. Cactus Wren, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, March 2005. Butterfly, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, March 2005. Butterfly, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, March 2005.
Butterfly, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, March 2005. Butterfly, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, March 2005. Butterfly, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, March 2005. Butterfly, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, March 2005. Quail, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, March 2005. Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, March 2005.
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, March 2005. Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, March 2005. Lizard in Arizona.  It was tougher than I thought to shoot these little lizards against the rocks.  This is one that was close to being in focus. The light was fading at Saguaro National Park near Tuscon when I spotted this fellow ambling along.

 
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