Here we have pictured the famed Gila Monster, Heloderma suspectum. It is the largest lizard native to the United States, yet at an average length of 10-12 inches including their tale, their moderate size alone is no reason to call them … Continue reading
Found primarily in the Sonoran Desert, the Couch’s spadefoot is named for the elongated, sickle-shaped, horny tubercle on the underside of each rear foot, which it uses to dig itself into the ground. There it remains buried in the soil … Continue reading
We have had reports from several guest about an unusual looking visitor to our water bowl. The description fits. Here’s the lowdown~ The Coati is a raccoon-like omnivore, but is more slender and possesses a longer snout. It is a … Continue reading
Thanks to Prescott guest Judy McCormick for catching this rare moment!
This morning on my 2 mile walk along the Tanque Verde Wash I saw dozens of these distinct lizards. I have never seen so many of them in one outing – they were all over the place! With their rapid … Continue reading
Apparently the egg is malleable enough that the hatchlings can peck a semi-circle and squeeze out without breaking the shell. This was dry and firm when I found it. We have not had nearly as many quail babies this year … Continue reading
I came upon these critters when I moved the trash cans they were hiding behind out for pick-up. Thanks to guest Steven Schlecht, who was celebrating his birthday with us, for the photo!