In most parts of the country, there’s an autumnal nip in the air. Here, we’re grateful for chilly mornings and daytime highs only in the low nineties.
To celebrate the season, here are some recent random photos from Tohono Chul Park and the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.
Palm Canyon, the newest “habitat” at Tohono Chul. It’s slated to officially open next week.
Lately at Reptile Ramble, the Gila Monster has been trying to escape.
I wish this were a better photo. It is an inca dove, in the process of laying an egg in the Desert Museum walk-in Aviary. Her poorly-constructed nest was so small that her cloaca hung out over the end of it. I didn’t wait for the inevitable sad moment when the slowly emerging egg finally fell to the ground.