Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Arizona Part 2 Mount Lemmon

I made a few trips out from our base in eastern Tucson up to Mount Lemmon. It is a truly beautiful drive and its amazing to watch the vegetation change as you climb higher and higher up the mountain going from a Saguaro desert to a Ponderosa Pine forest with feet of snow! The bird life also changes along with the trees and plants. Some of the most interesting

sightings was watching a Pygmy Nuthatch excavate a cavity in a limb. There were many other new birds for the trip sighted at various locations on my way up and down the mountain.

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