A red letter day – blog 35

You get two blogs today for the price of none. Today has been a lovely day – although I am writing this in a Starbucks in Tucson before giving my talk this evening so maybe it’ll all go wrong. It’s been an easy day.  I woke around 6am and set off from Ajo towards Tucson…

Aha, Ajo – blog 34

If you are reading this then it’s because I didn’t have time to write a blog ‘today’ because I was giving a talk to Tucson Audubon – so I wrote this ‘yesterday’  (except that another blog follows this one – I spoil you really). This is a very useful website as it gives you bird…

I drove through the desert – blog 33

I drove through the desert in a car with no name early this morning to avoid the heat.  The alarm was set for 5am but I awoke a little earlier so I was at Alamo Canyon by 0530. There were jackrabbits and cottontails, there were organpipe cacti and ocotillos, and there were Gila woodpeckers, ravens,…

On the border – blog 32

Around here they go for short names.  Up the road is Gila Bend where there is a ‘famous’ ‘space hotel’ where I stayed on my last trip.  But this time I took the road south towards Mexico and the Organpipe Cactus National Monument (one down (?) from a National Park?). You know the organpipe cactus…

Leaving California – blog 31

I’m not sure abut how I feel about California. With  a population of 38million it is the most populous of US states, and indeed it would rank as the 12th largest economy in the world in its own right, so it isn’t to be ignored. I’ve spent about two weeks here – partly to see…