Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spring Changes in the Park

The whole front of Tohono Chul Park is being re-done. I previously wrote about the new Palm Canyon habitat on the left side; here’s a look in-progress at changes on the left (south) side, where the old entrance used to be.

It is a little hard for me to picture what it will look like when it is finished, but so far, though I miss some of the desert vegetation that has been removed, the new walls and walkways seem to open things up, and somehow the front of the Park is now looking much bigger than it used to.

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Buckets with drip lines have been placed in many of the walls; presumably beautiful plants will grow in them.





Below are a new curvy wall and the old path, both west of the Overlook:

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old path 7-27-2013 12-56-19 PM 4608x3456

Other new things in the Park:

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The first trichocereus of spring, in the Greenhouse






First whitewing of 2014 7-27-2013 1-45-32 PM 1333x1650

The first white-winged dove of spring; so happy to see my beloved white-wings are returning!







And finally, a sweet mama hummer in the nest she built underneath a lamp on the Bistro patio!

hummer in lamp 7-27-2013 2-48-58 PM 1698x1745


  1. What a cute place for a hummer to nest! But is the light on her all night? Or has park chosen to leave the light off?

    1. Good question, and I don't know the answer. The light was off when I saw it. If it's on at night I doubt it bothers her, as she seems very cozy in there.