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The photos are mine and of the plant Pseudognaphalium leucocephalum. It sure is nice to have some white flowers mixed in with the oceans of yellow ...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 05:13
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Xanthisma gracilis is an annual and found all over the southwest and into Mexico as well. Duh. A common name is slender goldenweed or spiny zinnia....

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 05:14
Caption: The photos are mine. I doubt the snake enjoyed having its meal interrupted by a dude with a camera, but my goodness, isn’t it a beautiful snake? Even with its mouth full!
The scientific name for our gopher snake (or gophersnake. I’ve seen it written both ways) is Pituophis catenifer. The genus looks like a combinatio...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 05:31
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I do love wandering around little towns and Willcox is a fun one to poke around in. And it is true that the town of Willcox is an excellent base c...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2019
  • Length: 05:06
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Anisacanthus thurberi or desert honeysuckle is in the Acanthus family, Acanthaceae. I do like the common name cola de gallo, because it captures th...

  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 05:27
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I suppose the thinking is that any wildflowers blooming along the side of the road will beautify that road and who cares what’s in the hydro-seed m...

  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 05:09
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At one point when I was reading about the age of water I came across some research indicating that some of the water molecules we drink could be 4....

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:09
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This is all probably more than you wanted to know, but what the yucca moths tell us is that there are, no doubt, hundreds of thousands of pollinato...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
  • Length: 05:06
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Anxious for some early morning light and something green in the grassland, Petey remembers an early blooming wildflower to look for in the nearby h...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2016
  • Length: 05:06
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I am not that great at identifying native grasses, but I keep on trying . Thank goodness some are really quite easy to ID and that makes me feel so...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2016
  • Length: 05:19
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Autumn is the season of migration for many avian species and in the borderlands of southern Arizona hummingbirds are passing through, sparrows are ...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2016
  • Length: 10:30
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This show could also be called Typha latifolia and Grus canadensis, which has a nice scientific ring to it.

  • Added: Oct 18, 2016
  • Length: 05:13
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Petey peers into an old bird nest in a tree and discovers the work of a deer mouse.

  • Added: Oct 18, 2016
  • Length: 05:14