Nature Lovers Corner Birding

Many, if not most, of our birds are monogamous, like the Curve-billed Thrasher. Happily mated for life, these birds work together. They build their nests jointly, hang out together and share p… Read more

Mexico’s two peninsula states, aptly named Baja (lower) California and Baja California Sur (south) are always a delightful destination, but February might be the best time to visit. Amazing bi… Read more

If you see a group of birds together and call it a "flock," you may be missing an opportunity to brighten your language and impress your friends. You’re probably familiar with a few of these a… Read more

Desert rats like myself don’t handle cold well, so after two and a half inches of snow and a few hours of sub-freezing temperatures in early January, my thoughts turned to spring. Warmer weath… Read more

Last July, when it was really, really hot, we had no inclination to go look for birds. But in spite of staying indoors, we still managed to add a new bird to our life list, thanks to publicati… Read more

Nature Lovers Corner Naturalists

Over the years I have often been called to remove “baby Gila Monsters” from garages, patios and gardens of residents only to find a Banded Gecko. This soft, delicate and fragile 4-6 inch lizar… Read more

About a year ago while I was exhibiting a Gila Monster at the “Nature Program at Catalina State Park” a visitor said to me “Isn’t it nice that the Gila Monster has such a pretty Southwest desi… Read more

December and January we are wakened just before dawn by the calls of a pair of Great Horned Owls. (Are you up…me too-me too?) The males are returning to the territories of their mates. (After … Read more