From Tubac Animals

BIRDING IN TUBAC, May 2015

Some of the most gorgeous, avian eye candy in the United States can be enjoyed in two spots near downtown Tubac without burning more calories than you would watching TV in your den. If you have mobility issues or are just lethargic, it’s not even necessary to get out of your car. Don’t believe me?…

Bountiful Butterflies: Our Lovely Lepidopterans

If all life on Earth were to suddenly vanish, save we humans who seem hell-bent on accomplishing this grim result, one of the set of species I would miss the most is Butterflies. I would surely pine for their silent graceful and fanciful flights, which often lighten my thoughts. Their incredible diversity of colors, patterns,…

The Languid, Lounging Lizards of Summer

It takes a Lizard to love June in the lower reaches of the Sky Islands. In our deserts and grasslands the rocks are too hot to touch, the flowers have mostly flown, ants once again conspire to mess with our water pump’s electrical connection, and (gulp) Cone-nosed Bugs are on the prowl for a snack…