Simply Saguaro – Arizona SkyWatch #7

It’s a dark, wet, rainy night here on Vancouver Island so my thoughts turn southward once again to the blue skies of Arizona for SkyWatch Friday inspiration. Saguaro Cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) with arms reaching to the sky. Last March I traveled with two other naturalists to Arizona for a week of botanizing and birdwatching. One of the National Parks we …

Organ Pipe Cactus NM – Arizona Skywatch #5

Brittlebush, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona For this Skywatch Friday post I’m returning once again to the brilliant blue skies of Arizona. In March of 2008, my wife and I and our 8 month old son spent 10 days visiting a number of natural history destinations in this fascinating (and warm) state. One of our must see destinations was …