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!
Green Valley guest Ken Van Horn got up close and personal with this Bobcat as he and Mary Ann were about to depart. After posing for this shot, the cat sauntered around to the patio off of our kitchen, where … Continue reading