On the road again – Phoenix Desert Critters

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.

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18 Responses to On the road again – Phoenix Desert Critters

  1. Beautiful images! The wren in particular is just perfect 🙂

  2. Cindi says:

    Those hummers *are* fast little creatures, aren’t they. I hope you are quick and lucky one day soon!

  3. Nice photos…There is a desert museum in Tucson that has a hummingbird aviary. There were quite a few people i there with long lenses getting photos. Or do you prefer the natural, hummingbird photo safari experience?

  4. Nice pictures. I love this place too and I’m sure that if I ever return to Phoenix I will make everything possible to go back there 😉

  5. DeDivahDeals says:

    These are great, @CindyKnoke has some wonderful Hummingbird photos – I love those little guys!

  6. Ingrid says:

    Nice shots Teri depicting the desert. The Desert Sonoran Museum in Tucson is a pretty neat place to visit. I did a post on it last February (2013). The Hummingbird Avery was awesome as is the ‘birds of prey’ show. Check out Brenda and Hectors amazing post on it. http://www.islandgirlwalkabout.com/2014/01/10/raptors-and-monsters-and-snakes-oh-my/

  7. Nandini says:

    Colorful and happy images!

  8. ChgoJohn says:

    Great shots, Teri. You have to give those critters credit. It can’t be easy calling the desert home.

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