The Sonoran Desert encompasses a large portion of Arizona as well as the western side of the state of Sonora in Mexico and most of the Baja penninsula. I am fortunate to live in this unique ecosystem and I hope to share some of its beauty and fascinating creatures with you.
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
– John Muir
Monday, March 16, 2009
Spring is Coming
This young gopher snake was out sunning himself on my driveway last week, a harbinger of warmer weather arriving. the lizards have been active for some time now, but the snakes are slower to come out of hibernation. Gopher snakes are common in this area and are excellent rodent controllers.