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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Critters

Early down LDR-A
Frio, Willow and I trekked up to Second Arroyo on a fairly warm morning:  74F at start with lots of sun and little wind.  We entered the arroyo, found a shady spot to rest and drink water, and then we headed back.

A little less than midway down LDR I saw a woman with a dog headed our way, a pair of desert enthusiasts we see at times running up the road.  I got the Heelers far enough out of the way as to prevent any barking or snarling, but my two darlings always insist on pulling my arms out of their sockets during such encounters.  Fortunately the two runners passed quickly.

Then it was back into the upper flatland to the CR-V.  We all piled in and made the five-minute drive home.

Frio and Willow leading the way

This & the next:  B&W X


Soaptree Yucca leaves alive and dead

Willow

Frio

Soaptree Yucca

Frio and Willow

Probably a Black-throated Hummer

This & the next:  Western Coachwhip

Masticophis flagellum testaceus

The yang and yin of Heelers

Desert hills and Organ Mountains

The Long Dirt Road

Desert flora in a neighbor's yard

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Nice photos of the Western Coachwhip snake.

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