One more post regarding our recent AZ trip.....
I can't forget some of the dragonflies we encountered. Although I didn't ID that many on the trip, I'm sure we missed a ton.
This is a male Filigree Skimmer from Sycamore Canyon:
Regarding small mammals, we saw only a couple species. This is a Round-tailed Ground Squirrel at Catalina State Park:
I might add on this blog that we DID see a Black Bear! We were hiking down along the Proctor Road trail below Madera Canyon when we turned a corner and were face-to-face with a (fairly large) Black Bear! Luckily, it turned and barreled off through the woods. -whew-
Later in the trip, we found some bear tracks in the mud in Garden Canyon. Here is a photo of one of the bear tracks next to my size-12 boot track:
Also in Garden Canyon were some pretty neat petroglyphs (courtesy of Ashley... I was off looking at butterflies):