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Posts from the ‘Fauna’ Category

Be Back Soon!

msjensen-cardinalSorry for my absence. I promise I’ll be back soon! In the meantime, if you want to see what I’m shooting on a daily basis, please follow me on Instagram Read more

Sedona Fall Color – Slide Rock State Park

01-mjensen-slick-rock-2085 The main attraction of Slide Rock State Park is the red rock formations and water that runs through it. It is such a popular swimming area during summer, you can hardly see the red rock for all the people. In fact, it is very difficult to get a photo of the water without people almost all year round. In this next photo, I arrived very early and was lucky to have just two people. I decided I didn’t mind including them. Read more

Kamping Kats and Aspen Faces

Cleo feels sure he could easily catch this squirrel if I would just give him the chance!

Cleo feels sure he could easily catch this squirrel if I would just give him the chance!

This is my last Flagstaff post and rather than share individual images of my cats and Aspen faces, I decided to spare you and combine each subject in a collage. Read more

Field Institute

mjensen-chuckwalla-browns-ranch-survey-3912As a Steward of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and also a Citizen Scientist, I take part in several surveys being conducted by the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy through their Field Institute. (Flora, Flying and Ground Insects, Mammal and Reptile). I try to attend most of the organized surveys and take photos for the Conservancy but I am always on the lookout for any creatures when I’m hiking in the Preserve and document what I see. Read more

Favorite Trails

mjensen-balanced-rockEven during summer, I do A LOT of hiking in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve (starting before sunrise). Several new trails opened this year giving us access into some really interesting places. The McDowell Sonoran Preserve now encompasses over 27,000 acres and more land is set to be preserved. The north area of the Preserve is my favorite not only because the area is very close to home but because of the amazing terrain and rock formations! Following are some photos from my favorite trails. Read more

Desert Shrooms and Blooms

mjensen-desert-shrooms-2018I’m back in Flagstaff but I’m not going to post anything from here until I catch up! So I will divide the rest of September into 3 posts starting with the wonderful rains we received early this month. Lots of rain is needed for Fungi to pop up in the Desert and we received both! Read more

Shrimp in the Desert

mjensen-tank-3182Recent rains have partially filled a cattle tank where the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy has been doing a survey documenting migrating water birds. Although I did see several birds and a few Killdeer, there were no ducks this time. Read more

Flagstaff August Part Three

mjensen_butterfly-mourning-cloak-9160Butterflies only come out on sunny days so I didn’t see many. Wildflowers were also spotty but I did manage to get some photos of both. I’ll start with the butterflies and bugs and follow up with Wildflowers. Read more