Interesting Nature Facts #36 – Sonoran Desert

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Interesting Nature Facts #36 – Sonoran Desert

The Sonoran Desert! Welcome to the next installment of a new series of nature photos that will be short & sweet, and all about the native and naturalized wildlife that is all around us with just one or two interesting nature facts that you might not know about. If you want to find out even

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The Prairie Falcon in Flight!

I’m adding this set of photos a few months after I made them in California because I just wasn’t positively sure what exactly species I was looking at until a very experienced birder friend of mine on Facebook pointed out all the reasons that this is a prairie falcon. I hadn’t even heard of this species until

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Marbled Godwits in Los Angeles!

Large for a sandpiper, and of the four species of godwits in the world, marbled godwits are the biggest. This beautiful cinnamon-mottled shorebird breeds in the central North America’s Great Plains (Alberta, the Dakotas, Montana, Minnesota and Nebraska) and travels to the coasts to winter where it can be found foraging for insects and crustaceans along

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Colorado Desert Wildflowers

Quick post today from a even shorter stop just outside of Mecca, California in the dry and arid Colorado Desert where I found some very beautiful trees in flower and an interesting flowering bush that brings in loads of hummingbirds! Blue Palo Verde with Beans This unusual tree found in California, Nevada, Arizona and parts of Mexico

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