My adventures in and near Deep Canyon, located near Palm Desert, CA and the pinyon mountains near it.
Bighorn sheep herd 05/26/14
There were about a dozen bighorn sheep this date 052614 up on Highway 74, above Palm Desert, CA, and right above Deep Canyon.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
We don't have saguaros in our lower Colorado desert, near Palm Desert. We have agaves and yuccas, but no saguaros unless they are brought in and transplanted. Many are, especially in some of the resorts. However, over here in Arizona, there are many, many saguaros. Even over here at the Desert Ridge resort, there are a lot and I went out yesterday morning for an early walk. There was a HUGE one down by the wash and I was eager to see if it was still there. Yup. It was. Last trip, there was a cactus wren with a nest in it. Yesterday morning, however, it was quiet...no birds there (see 2nd photo). And, the huge one up by the lobby was vacant, too, although it has been the home of many birds (see top photo). I always love to look at the saguaros and see how different they all are. I took the last photo yesterday afternoon out by Lake Pleasant. Home today! :-) Nature Notes for December 22, 2011. To visit Nature Notes, please go to: http://ramblingwoods.com/