Saturday, November 17, 2012

Abert's Squirrel

We spotted this Abert's Squirrel feeding in a Ponderosa Pine on a hill overlooking Summerhaven Arizona.   Information on the Abert's can be found at:
It was actually the ears that caught our attention as squirrels where we come from are mostly Gray Squirrels whose ears are allot smaller and less defined.

Unfortunately my rental lens has been delayed until Tuesday and as you might imagine I'm a little bummed as I have to redo my schedule for the week. I had planned to be at Whitewater Draw on Tuesday but now I'll have to wait for the delivery instead.

I ran into my friend Geologist Richard Conway today at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge and we may get together to hike to the saddle at Baboquivari Peak for a project he's working on. Richard will be doing a presentation on the geology of Madera Canyon in January. Information on the event taken from the Friends of Madera Canyon newsletter is listed below.

January 15, 2013 - Richard Conway returns to share with us more on the Geology of Madera Canyon. He intrigued us last fall with the geology of the Santa Rita Mountains and will make it specific to Madera Canyon this season. Richard, George Cottay, and Doug Moore have created a brochure on the geology of Madera Canyon that will be available at the program. The Geology Brochure joins our other brochures available in the canyon to advance education and the enjoyment of Madera Canyon.
All Nature Series Programs will again be held at the Community Performance and Art Center on Continental Road. Programs will be held in the theater and will begin at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $5.00 per person and will be available after September 15 either on the Friends web site (www. or at the Green Valley/Sahua- rita Chamber of Commerce.

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