The Gray fox family that has chosen our property as a home is back this year. This is the most common type of fox in Arizona, living in the deserts and mountains. These foxes are the only member of the dog family that can climb trees, where they will eat birds and eggs, or acorns or fruit.
They stay on the alert from all directions, and have created a den in a rocky hillside. The den has numerous exits, and might extend for dozens of feet underground. They come out during the day to bask in the sun and to hunt. They weigh about 10 pounds.
They seem to trust that we are not a great danger to them.
Pretty and prickly. A very wet monsoon season has brought out thick stands of thistles, loco weed and lupine in northern Arizona.The bees are ecstatic.
One of the many wonders to anticipate in northern Arizona is the day in late summer when the Verbesina enceliodes, Golden Crownbeard, bursts out in this brilliant vista.
At this time of year the Sonoran desert is filled with flowering cacti. These samples of prickly pear flowers are all from the Desert Botanical Garden, but you can encounter them throughout the Arizona desert. These hardy plants adapt to suit their location and are found throughout the state, from lowland deserts to high elevations.
Great coverage of an interesting hiking area I have not yet had the pleasure of trying, by a fellow blogger. Enjoy!
We loved your varying interpretations of our “yellow” theme this week. As usual, there were way too many to include in this post. But we hope you’ll share this gallery with your friends on social media.
Have a great weekend!
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1. The location.
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