Last week when I did a post about the critters that we’d spotted while we were in Florida, I realized I had done another blog post using the same title. I checked back to see just what that post was about, and it turned out that it was written just about the same time of year, but all the way across the country in Arizona. So, since it’s about time I did one of those “Mondays are for Memories” posts, here you go!
April 19, 2010 – Prescott Pines Conference Center, Prescott, AZ
Being parked in the forest (more or less) has brought lots of opportunities to observe the local critters. 🙂
We’ve seen a lovely selection of birds –
Acorn Woodpecker (love his eyes!)
And even though this wasn’t in our backyard (it was at one of those little lakes we visited over the weekend)-
A Blue Heron in a tree!
But we also enjoyed the occasional mule deer wandering around –
And even though we see squirrels just about everywhere, we really had never seen any that looked like this –
Catch those ears! Turns out this is a Abert Squirrel. You wanted to know, right?
Just today I spotted this little guy –
A Greater Short Horned Lizard.
And trust me, if he hadn’t moved, I wouldn’t have spotted him! He stayed pretty still and without hardly moving snagged an ant that walked just a little too close. Ah, nature in action!
We certainly have enjoyed our backyard this month!