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“Visit Bob Perrill’s FaceBook page for additional photographs”

Here are some snaps taken by Bob during his travel.

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The Baja fairyduster (Calliandra californica) attracts many pollinators like this Anna’s hummingbird. Oh, well, she was there a minute ago. Oops

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Canada Goose bathing in dappled sunlight

Photo Album 4 A crested caracara wanting to be alone, so I left.

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Coville barrel (Ferocactus emoryi ssp. covillei) has bright red flowers and heavier radial spines than the local fishhook barrel (Ferocactus wislizenii) in the Tucson area.

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Love is color blind and some hearts are blue. Eurasian collared dove, mated pair. Happy Valentines Day.

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Glochids. Short, hair-like spines that are barbed and detach easily from prickly pear and chollas. In the case of some prickly pear, glochids can form golden sprays up to 3/4 of an inch long. Taken in Saguaro National Park west.

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Guayacan (Guaiacum coulteri). All floral parts are visible. Five lavender sepals, 5 blue petals, 10 blue Stamens with yellow anther tips, one lavender style with 5 greenish carpels at the base.

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“Our summer lightning and thunder storms are spectacular. Taken near Saguaro National Park west.”

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Morning dove. Another cold morning to tuck your head, fluff your feathers, and let the sunshine warm your soul.

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A leafhopper (sharp shooter) in the family Cicadellidae, on my ocotillo relative from southern Mexico (Fouquieria faciculata).

Photo Album 13Here’s looking at you. A Sonoran Desert toad (Incilius [Bufo] alvarius) up close. Notice the cranial crest above the eye, the round tympanum (ear drum) and the large parotid (toxic) gland behind the eye.

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Low desert sun setting behind a foothill paloverde (Parkinsonia microphylla).

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