Friday, November 26, 2010
Recently one of the blogs that I follow did an interesting post about woodpeckers. It got me thinking about them as well. Over the years I have had the opportunity to photogragh various species. Which is my favorite? That's hard to say, but the Pale-billed Woodpecker of central America is as impressive as any that I've seen.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Boyce Thompson Arboretum is located out of the desert town of Superior, Arizona. It contains numerous plants and trees from around the world, all of them adapted to arid habitats. They were planted about a century ago by Boyce himself. The whole place is set amid some very beautiful desert landscape. There is a small stream in a canyon surrounded by dramatic rock formations. The area abounds in wildlife, especially birds. There are trails to follow, and the various plants and trees have identifying markers.