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Frankenstone and Friends now available as an E-book

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New Greeting Cards

5x7_landscape_collage-snow-thumbWith the approaching holidays in mind, I have been busy adding lots of new images of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve for making into prints. I’ve also added two new greeting cards. Profits from sales go to the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy (my way of contributing to them). I thank you for your help in raising money! Check out my new stuff at 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

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

Flying Insect Surveys

Unidentified Stink BugCurrently, the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy’s Field Institute is conducting surveys of ALL LIFE in the Preserve. These surveys will continue for the next few years and I’m so happy to be a part of them! My very favorites of these surveys are Flora, Flying Insects, Birds and Herps. With the exception of Flora (which I collect and document), my primary goal on the surveys is to photograph the outings. I then donate the images to the Conservancy for use on their website and/or printed material.  A bonus for me is the education I’m receiving. Love it!

Below are photos from our most recent flying insect survey. Sorry for all the “unidentified”. Our experts are really busy. I must purchase bug books! Read more