Saturday, March 7, 2009

Wildflowers and other Beauties of Arizona


Fiesta de Saguaro is TODAY at Saguaro National Park East. It's a celebration of Hispanic culture complete with food, music and dance. Looks like a great day to get out and enjoy the park.

Another beauty of living in Tucson is our access to the University for many different opportunities. The UA operates telescopes on Mt Lemmon and this month you can take part in one of their Sky Nights. Bundle up though, cause it will be chilly up there. In Tucson with have the Sweetwater Wetlands, in Sierra Vista there's the EOP which also attracts wildlife.
The Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park (EOP), also known as the
waste water treatment plant, is open for bird walks each Sunday morning.
The walks take about 2 hours and are led by docents from Southeastern
Arizona Bird Observatory (SABO), Huachuca Audubon Society (HAS) and the
Friends of the San Pedro River (FSPR).
Info here.

Spring training has begun. If your year starts with the sounds of "Play Ball!" this is the place for you. Cactus League information can be found
here.

But you could just spend the next week to 10 days driving around the desert and enjoying the wildflowers. Wildflowers bloom is such a big deal here that there are wildflower watches and day to day reports. Arizona State Parks provides Ranger Cam, but I think the best reports come from DesertUSA.

Now, I'm off for a walk.

6 comments:

~ Marie ~ said...

We spent yesterday at Catalina State Park tip toeing through the desert flows, gawking at Santa Clara Mountains. Ahhh Arizona, whatever took us so long to move here anyway?

Judy@Tucson Snowbird said...

Isn't it lucious?
Thanks for the comment.

papa said...

Judy- Yes- I was a rural letter carrier for USPS for 20 years in Wisc. I enjoy the blogs but still a little intimidated by this internet thingy! take care, mailman steve

ARVA said...

Desert USA is a great site! Thanks.
Mark

papa said...

Judy- To answer your question- I was rural letter carrier for 20 years in Wisc, Take care- Is that your neat straw house???????????NICE! Mailman steve

StrawBoss said...

Yes Steve, that is our house. Thanks for the compliment.