|"Sabino Canyon is fun!"|
|Sonoran Whiptail Lizard|
|Young Desert Spiny Lizard|
|Clark's Spiny Lizard|
|Female Side-blotched lizard|
|Black-chinned Hummingbird at Ocotillo flowers|
Pyrrhuloxia and Northern Cardinal were waiting for hand-outs at the tram station kiosk.
But I went to look for insects. Surprisingly few Grasshoppers, so I photographed our most common one, the Pallid-winged banded Grasshopper.
Metallic green Sweat Bees enjoying Ocotillo pollen. They were joined by huge Carpenter Bees, their mimics the Mexican Cactus Fly and even a couple of Tarantula Hawks.
Along the creek, and especially in the area of the dam, we always find the best insects. This time, Fred Heath discovered the big, colorful Soldier Fly, and I found a very modest looking Tipulid, that Carl Olson declared 'very cool!'