Birds & Poems at Sweetwater

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Apr 042011
Birds & Poems at Sweetwater

We had a wonderful field trip to the Sweetwater Wetlands water treatment facility for our “Birds & Poems” course Saturday morning. Here are a few photos, but check out the full gallery of 39 images — both poets and birds — here. A northern shoveler stretches his wings. A red-winged blackbird eyes me as I […]

Mar 042010
Whitewater Draw

The Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area lies at the south end of the McNeal Playa, 20 miles north of Douglas, Arizona, and the Mexico border. At the northeastern edge of the grasslands-dominated Chihuahua desert, the area attracts about 30,000 Sandhill cranes — from separate Rocky Mountain and Mid-Continent populations — every winter, generally from November through […]

Darwin’s Hawk

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Feb 042009
Darwin's Hawk

Charles Darwin is known more for his detailing of finches on the Galapagos than of his work with hawks (if any), but hawks and Darwin are on my mind this week and next. First, we had a Cooper’s hawk visit our yard the other day: He started at the bird feeder, which I had just […]

In Honor of the Cardinals, Super Bowl Bound

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Jan 192009

We’re celebrating in Arizona like it’s 1999, or rather 2009, the year the Arizona Cardinals finally make it to the Super Bowl. In honor of that momentous occasion, and because I doubt that many poems have been dedicated to that, or any, football team, I present one of my favorites, from my teacher so many […]

Keep on Flying

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Jan 142009
Keep on Flying

. Now that is out the door, I hope to blog more regularly. I’ve got a few lined up (in my mind, anyway) for the next several days, and then a bunch of photo galleries from last fall that I need to put up. Let’s start with a photo gallery that actually appears as […]

Return to the Ostrich Ranch

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Mar 022008
Return to the Ostrich Ranch

Periodically the girls and I stop by Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch northwest of Tucson off Interstate 10. To our delight, there always seems to be something new. This time, following a wildflower hike at Picacho Peak (see above), my older daughter and I stopped. Some photos below and a few more on my site’s gallery: […]

An Afternoon at the Ostrich Ranch

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Jul 312007
An Afternoon at the Ostrich Ranch

The girls had the day off school today, so I took it with them. I offered an array of possible dad-daughter activities—Desert Museum, Kartchner Caverns, Reid Park Zoo, International Wildlife Museum—but without hesitation they chose the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch, north of Marana off I-10. Since we’ve been there last, the ranch has added a […]