Another place that I may find myself returning to this year (maybe – everything travel is so up in the air now it’s frustrating) but whenever I head there I always go to the Desert Botanic Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. The optimum time to visit is when the desert is in bloom which is from March to May, maybe June. Things are gorgeous then with all of the desert flowers blooming plus the weather hasn’t gotten dreadfully hot yet. I’ve seen quail, a roadrunner, bees and butterflies, hummingbirds, cactus wrens, lizards, and jack rabbits. Next to the Garden is Papago Park with a little lake in it where I have seen ducks and cormorants.
I’d love to get a good shot of the hummingbirds one day but you have to be quick or lucky for those shots…or both.