|Black-chinned Hummingbird on a Soaptree Yucca stalk|
Our biggest concern at this time of year is encountering rattlers; neither of the Heelers have had a vaccination against snake bite because we haven't been able to get them in to see our vet. And because Frio is nearly deaf we're pretty sure he won't hear a warning rattle; Willow will, but they have to be together for Frio to take advantage of her reaction.
We headed back for our waiting CR-V before the temperature got too high, although it already felt pretty toasty in our section of the northern Chihuahuan Desert. We're heading for a high of 97F today.
|Huge Soaptree Yucca|
|Same Black-chinned Hummingbird on a Torrey Yucca|
|This and the next 6: Soaptree Yuccas|
|Willow and Frio in an arroyo (after the chase)|
|The arroyo we explored|
|This and the next 4: Soaptree Yuccas|
|Cactus Wren nest in the left stalk|
|Closer look at the next|
|This and the last: distant look at Tortugas and the Organ Mountains|