Monthly Archives: April 2013

Jabbering Jays

A couple of hours’ drive north-east of the Sonoran Desert around Phoenix and you are up on the Colorado Plateau – high country defined by the Mogollon Rim and known as the White Mountains. The contrast of the two landscapes … Continue reading

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Cactus Condo

The Sonoran Desert spans the border country between southwestern USA and Mexico. Here, around Phoenix, the lowlands are all set about with imposing Saguaro Cactus¬†(Cereus giganteus)¬†– many over 15 meters tall and clearly ancient. Ghostly Arizona Sycamore (Platanus wrightii) grow … Continue reading

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