Barrel Cactus

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Wildflowers on a barrel cactus, Tucson, Arizona.

Wildflowers on a barrel cactus, Tucson, Arizona.

A quick photo from my iPhone – surprised at all the blooming barrel cacti there were on our Arizona property this late into the summer!

Game Cam Deer

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Deer, Tortolita Mountains, Tucson, Arizona.

Male mule deer, Tortolita Mountains, Tucson, Arizona.

Back from a very fast trip to Arizona to check on the Arizona Desert Photo Retreat!  I was amazed at how green things were, evidently it has been a very wet monsoon season.  Also surprised to see wildflowers.

Judging from the game cam, the water drip worked most of the summer, and it is going again right now, although not nearly as important thanks to the summer rain.  There weren’t any big surprises on the game cam – was hoping for something like a mountain lion, or another ring-tailed cat, but it didn’t happen.  We did have a number of deer, including this young male.  I have seen many deer near our property, but only one on it until now.  Lots of javalina, including another set of babies.  A pair of red-tailed hawks also became regular visitors.  Otherwise it was the regular cast of characters including the fox with what appears to be a kit, skunks, coyotes etc.

Best of Arizona Game Cam – winter 2017

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A bobcat, a very infrequent visitor to the water hole.

Bobcat.  A very infrequent visitor to the water hole.

I have been wanting to do a post like since last spring where I share some of the highlights from the game camera at our Arizona Desert Photo Retreat.  Last winter and spring I put a game camera out by the water hole every evening.  It was always fun to check it in the morning, as I never knew what new animals I might see!  There were some nice surprises.  Here are some of the highlights.

I figured this was a good time to post this.  I left the game camera at a water drip over the summer.  Turns out, it sounds like there is an issue with the waterline, so we are flying to Tucson for a very short trip to check on the property, make sure the water drip is working, and pull any images from the camera summer.  Makes me wonder what was there while we were gone!  Read More