Check out my fun new panoramic cards featuring my rock face series called “Frankenstone and Friends”. Profits go to the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy whose goal is education regarding the value of preserving our beautiful mountains and desert.
Faces I spotted while waiting for the MSC hiking group at the Tom’s Thumb trail this past Saturday morning.
Only a small group took a chance that we might get to enjoy MSC steward Dan Gruber’s excellent geology hike but it was not to be 🙁
Stewards of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve wear blue shirts. The one here belongs to Allan Willey who was enjoying a solo hike to Windgate Pass. I added a little drama to the photo making the weather look ominous when it was actually sunny.
(upgrading my computer this week so I’m behind on posting)
Yesterday I led a photo walk in the desert with a theme of shooting close-up. The desert has endless photo ops so a good time was had by all!
The MSC offers free guided hikes every weekend from Sept through May.
The McDowell Sonoran Conservany (MSC) conducts public hikes every Saturday and Sunday. Typically, one hike is educational (thus shorter) and the other is more exercise oriented. Today’s was educational covering the history of Brown’s Ranch. Hike leader, Len Marcisz, spoke of some very colorful characters! Along on the hike was MSC Steward Alice Dimetra (above). She gave a lesson on two yuccas and how every bit of it was put to use by the native peoples of the past.
Ready for a pocket in your wardrobe! The flora photo ID guide is now available through the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy with all profits going to the Conservancy.
Call the Conservancy at 480-998-7971 OR Email: email@example.com
Coming soon to the bookstore at the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. A small Photo ID guide to flora in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve (sized for your backpack). Profits go to the Conservancy. Stay tuned!
I’ve started putting together a coloring book of flowers for a local Conservancy. The process of locating and then combining the graphics is time consuming but I find it alot of fun. I’m hoping it will make some child excited about hiking in the Preserve.