Last week I spent a few days recharging in Sedona, AZ.
The Airport Loop hike provides great views of the Red Rocks.
Sonoran Spotted Whiptail. A new species for me. Interestingly, all of them are female, and they reproduce asexually via parthenogenesis.
More new lizards, the side blotched lizard and the earless lizard.
Cactus flowers in bloom
Gambel's quail, a bird I have been wanting to see for a long time!
Hiking on the West Fork trail in Oak Creek, I was amazed to see so much green. The cool shade of the canyon was a welcome refuge from the blazing sun.
It was an awesome trip. I think my next visit to Sedona will be in the spring or fall, as I have done in the past. Thought Florida summers were hot, but Arizona takes it to a whole new level!
May 19, 2013 by Janine |