Tree in my back yard
A flock of 20-30 individuals that has been living at the pond for at least the last month.
Saw several of these after dark.
Drive to Tucson airport
-Feb. 16, 2014.
-UMC Hospital, Tucson, AZ.
The Tropical House Cricket, Gryllodes sigillatus, is an introduced species to the U.S. Note the extra-long cerci (tail-like appendages), and black "belt" around its middle.
-Feb. 9, 2014.
-Cottonwood Park, AZ.
Ran across a sidewalk. Sadly no photo.
There were a large number of mallards and more domesticated ducks and around the pond.
It flew into the pond at Reid Park Zoo and then walked along the water on the edge, stabbing its beak into the water looking for food.
Lizard observed on a palm tree in a parking lot in Tucson, Arizona.
Lagarto se observó en una palma en un estacionamiento en Tucson, Arizona.
I visited the University of Arizona this weekend with my swim team and saw a million of these things. I took a picture with the largest one I could find!
Tucson, Pima Co., Arizona
9 March 2009
male - vocalizing
Tucson, Pima Co.,
9 March 2009
Tucson, Pima Co., AZ
9 April 2003
Pima County, Arizona
This juvenile treefrog was photographed in captivity in southeast Arizona.
This Mexican Mud Turtle was photographed in captivity in Tucson, Arizona.
For a lot of the night or early this morning and now day, 2 Bobcat kittens and mother have been on our roof. The kittens are running around playing on our roof. At 6 am (don't usually get up then) I gave up in trying to sleep any more and went to see if I could get any photos. I only got 3 photos of 1 kitten from inside the house through a window. I will try outside later if they are still there. I will post my photos when they get developed. Sorry no photos now. I don't own a digital camera.
Video of Accipiter cooperii. Mockingbirds are scolding in the background. University of Arizona Campus, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Girdle on a mesquite twig created by Oncideres rhodosticta. Arroyo Chico, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA. 18 October 2008.
When you see a fresh girdle like this, there are likely mesquite girdler eggs in the distal part of the twig. The mother beetle chews this ring around the twig so the tip of the twig dies and the tree's resin cannot drown her offspring. The grubs develop in the dead twig and usually also pupate and overwinter in it.