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summer lilac explosion

That's what it looks like in the front yard right now. Two weeks ago we had our first rain in 100 days and it was drencher. Then this week, the two Texas Ranger shrubs (and their offspring) are exploding with…

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lizard bunch update: the next generation!

Younger desert spiny's are coming into the fold now. Especially Micro, the littles one yet. Jamie is also a great documentarian of this lizard life happening in the suburbs of Tucson and captures the spirit of these unusually social reptiles (social…

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Saguaro spring

saguaro spring

Shot of this month's calendar photo (from my trusty Sierra Club calendar that I get as a donor) with one of the feather totems from Daddy. He collects feathers and then turns it into wearable art inspired by Native American…

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Blue and the Desert Spiny Bunch

Got some questions about ol' blue from the newsletter I sent yesterday. Here's some fun facts:

  • He's the patriarch of a large lizard dynasty living in our walled-in backyard.
  • He's a Desert Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus magister) native to the…