Saturday, November 7, 2009

Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum

This is a one of a pair of Mexican Gray Wolves that are housed at the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum in an effort to save the species from extinction. It is difficult to see these magnificent animals in captivity but it is essential in the efforts to reintroduce them into the wild. You can learn more about the captive breeding program at
The Bobcats were out and about and gave me a great opportunity to try out my new 70-300 IS lens. Information on Bobcats can be located at
This time of year the raptor free flight program is in full swing at the desert museum. This Harris's Hawk is one of the stars making the program well worth seeing. Harris's hawks hunt in groups and take turns chasing down their prey. Information on the Harris's Hawk can be accessed here:

Most everyone has heard of africanized bees or "killer bees". Here in Arizona these bees have cross bred with the local honey bees.

I always enjoy the butterflies including this Gulf Fritillery.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely photos--I especially enjoyed the butterflies. Those can't be easy to catch!