The critters in Grandma's neighborhood.
3. yellow-footed tortoise
5. bighorn sheep
(The yellow-footed tortoise is not native to the Sonoran Desert, but that didn't stop one from wandering through the neighborhood.)
The critters in Grandma's yard.
1) Harris's antelope ground squirrel
2) zebra-tailed lizard
3) Arizona myotis
4) desert cottontail
5) packrat (aka desert woodrat)
6) Merriam's kangaroo rat
The birds at Grandma's bird feeders (one of them is not as welcome as the others).
1) Gambel's quail
2) cactus wren
4) young Cooper's hawk
5) curve-billed thrasher
6) Gila woodpecker
7) house finch
8) mourning dove
Inktober is here! Inktober is a month-long challenge for artists to create a work of art each day. This year, I'm participating fully for the first time. Every day this first week, I'll be drawing a different cactus from Grandma's yard.
1) golden barrel
2) bearded prickly pear
4) baby fishhook barrel
5) young saguaro
6) bunny ear prickly pear
7) teddy bear cholla
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