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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Day Two at Thunderbird

Heading up "Desert Iguana" Trail
Day 2 of our Sonoran Desert sojourn started off with another fun hike at Thunderbird Conservation Park in Glendale, Arizona.  Yesterday's hike was a 90-minute trek, and today's was approximately the same.  It's a shame there are so many people out and about even on the weekdays, but it's also gratifying to see so many outdoor enthusiasts taking advantage of a natural preserve.
Water flowing in the Sonoran Desert

Saguaro Cactus

Creosote Bushes and a Palo Verde Tree

Young Saguaros:  1 1/2' (left), 3' (right), 4' (background)


Barrel Cactus and clones

Loggerhead Shrike

Becca having Sonoran Desert fun

A large Cholla


Scott said...

Is that a dam on the far left side of the second image (Water flowing in the Sonoran Desert)?

Dr. K said...

It's good to see the beautiful saguaro cacti again in the desert.

Even with Wind, Warmer

Early morning moon It was warmer when we got started this morning so the wind that was blowing didn't affect us as much. We did our norm...