sonorandesert Photos & Videos

57 minutes ago

Were always planting seed. The past few days we’ve planted Janusia gracilis, Mirabilis longiflora, Bebbia juncea, Aristolochia watsonii, Salvia apiana, Mimosa distachya, Abutilon incanum, Hibiscus denudatus, Hibiscus coulteri, and more... many of these plants will be available in a matter of weeks. Catch us at our new retail space at 2831 East Broadway Boulevard, behind Jen’s Organic Home. We are open Wednesday thru Sunday 8am-5pm . . . . #grownative #thedesertisbeautiful #arizona #tucson #arizonanativeplants #sonorandesert #skyislands #wildlifegardening #bajaarizonaplants #organic #desertliving #xeriscape #desertplants #tucsonlocal #localfirstarizona #ecologicalrestoration #nativeplantnursery #organicplantnursery #restoretheflora #organicdesertlandscape #organicgarden #restorethehabitat

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3 hours ago

I am thrilled to finally have a mystery solved! Last December I found this structure in a shrub outside my house. I spent a long time trying to figure out what insect could have made it. I walk past it on a daily basis, so it has been bothering me for quite some time. Finally I remembered to mention it to Jillian Cowles on the phone a couple days ago. She immediately exclaimed “Dianthidium!”. I looked that up and it turns out it is made by a little solitary bee! The females are responsible for this incredible masonry work. They cement tiny pebbles together with resin to make a nest. They do it in holes in the ground, cavities, or among roots. They also do it a couple feet off the ground on branches such as this! Too bad I did not see it when she was building it. The entrance is tiny and placed at the bottom to help keep it dry. We had a lot of storms earlier this year and it held up just fine! . . . . . . . #solitarybees #megachilidae #anthidini #dianthidium #nativebees #hymenoptera #beenest #masonry #focusstacking #zerenestacker #insectsofarizona #lowdesert #desertinsects #nativebees #nativebee #sonorandesert #wildbee #wildbees #nativepollinator #nativepolinators #solitarybee #pollinator #nativebee

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3 hours ago

Arizona sun prints Just dropped these summer sun prints on jonarvizu.com and @highjinks.az . Small format series. All handmade, all color, very limited edition. 1-5 in each color. My friends @practicalart are carrying more of the series if you are in uptown Phoenix. Buy some local stuff, be inspired✌️ #Landscape #Desert #Southwest #SouthwestArt #ModernSouthwest #ModernSouthwestArt #ScreenPrint #ScreenPrinting #Lineart #Sketch #SketchArt #Illustrator #AdobeIllustrator #Illustration #HornedFrog #Cactus #SonoranDesert #Handmade #LocalArt #SupportLocal #Phoenix #Scottsdale #Arizona #AmericanSouthwest #Sun #Retro

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4 hours ago

➵ ➵ ➵ “Stuff your eyes with wonder” -Ray Bradbury To get the full experience of this photo, add 100F with no wind, no shade, no water, no snakes, no Gila monsters....beautiful, but miserable ❤️ ૐ ❥ <<>> ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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5 hours ago

Warm nights and monsoon rains mean that desert critters, like this scorpion glowing under a UV light, are very active in southern Arizona! Have you been out at night to see what kinds of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, or arthropods are taking advantage of the weather? If so, post some photos and tag us so that we can share on our IG stories! . . . Thanks to UASNRE fisheries undergrad @themurphster_123 for the photo . . . #uasnre #uaresearch #uofa #uarizona #tucson #wildlife #sonorandesert #monsoon #monsoon2019 #arizona #nightlife

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5 hours ago

A Harris Hawk hunting party taking care of two fledglings nearby. Witnessing this is just one reason I go out into the desert at the least every other day. You never know what you'll see! I've gone by this area multiple times this year but never noticed the nest until we saw the hawks. Very, very cool! Yes, it is hot but I'm a super early riser so I'm at the Preserve gate when it opens and can enjoy at least 2 hours of (almost) cool trmperatures 😊❤🦅🚴‍♀️ #HarrisHawk #Eyas #raptornest #birdsofprey #raptor #raptorsofinstagram #birdsofaz #birdsofig #birdsofinstagram #birdnerd #birdwatcher #birdsofafeather #feather_perfection #birds #birding #nuts_about_birds #nutsaboutbirds #ornithology #sonorandesert #ezpixels

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5 hours ago

Photographer extraordinaire @apielage making The Sonoran look good behind the camera.

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5 hours ago

Rrrroooaaaarrrr

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5 hours ago

I have seen so many bizarre and amazing things in this desert, but today tops them all. Lo and I were in the desert next to the house and I heard a loud snort (spooked the F outa me lol) so I ran Lo inside and grabbed my camera. I looked it up it’s a Javelina! Right next to me! Like totally in its own element! 😍 #Javelina #WildAnimalKingdom #SonoranDesert #Beautiful #Amazing 🖤🖤🖤

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8 hours ago

0520, kittie whining in my ear and pacing circles around my head, I finally crawl out to see this....

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10 hours ago

Dzień dobry! No i mamy weekend, jakieś plany na piątek? Ja dziś mam trochę zdjęć do zrobienia, w ostatnim czasie dostałam kilka fajnych paczek, także wpadajcie na story, bo pojawią tam świetne produkty 👌🏻 ⠀ Instagram ewidentnie nie lubi mojego spamu zdjęć, także jeśli chcecie widzieć na głównej moje zdjęcia to zostawcie proszę ❤️ bo inaczej nie będą się one Wam pokazywać 😢 ⠀ #cambridge #cambridgeuniversitybotanicgarden #cambridgebotanicgarden #unitedkingdom #cactusgarden #cactusofinstagram #cactusgram #plantaddict #plantgoals #cactusaddict #cactusflower #houseplantsofinstagram #sonorandesert #succulentlover #desertplants #cactusflowers #succulentjunkie #desertbotanicalgarden #cactusbloom #succulentoftheday #desertliving #phototravel #traveladdicted #ilovetotravel #travelblogging #travelgirls #womenwhotravel #livetotravel #photo_travelers #haczekpodrozuje

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13 hours ago

I read somewhere that the benefits of spending time outside include reduced risks of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, as well increased sleep duration, decreased stress and anxiety, and improved immune system... #SonoranDesert #NaturalRemedy #OptOutside 🌵 🌵 🌕 🌵 🌵 🌕 🌵 🌵 🌕 🌵 🌵 🌕 🌵 🌵 🌵 #WildWest #LandOfCacti #Arizona #tucson #Phoenix #instagramcactus #cactusclub #cactusgram #igcactus #cacti #کاکتوس #depression #Desertplants #desert #cardiovascular #disease #bestcacti #cactusgarden #nativeplants #DesertSunsets #GoldenHour #roadTrip #immune #outdoors #anxiety #teamcactus #instacactus

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15 hours ago

Bit off more than he could chew.

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15 hours ago

18/30 “The Desert’s Welcome” Not sure where this came from.. just randomly decided to paint a desert landscape. I have lived here in the Phoenix valley for a few years now and this is my first time actually painting an unmistakable desert scene. I have been following @bethanyhartwickart for a while now, and I think it was her beautiful paintings that have inspired me to finally paint this new place I live in without reserve tonight. Check out her work, it’s so relaxed and romantic, and makes me happier to live here, even in this heat!

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16 hours ago

When I came around a corner, there it was. A pure white cumulus cloud shooting upward. It had a marvelous gauzy little ice cap, but by the time I got my phone out, unlocked it, and opened Snapseed, the cloud had punched through it. @arizonaoutsiders snapped theirs just before I did, from a different angle. The little storm quickly ran NE out through Reddington Pass. Homeland of the Tohono O’odham. • #monsoon #thunderstorm #clouds #sonorandesert #saguaronationalpark #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography

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16 hours ago

🔥Think it's hot in Sun City, Arizona? 🔥 ----- It is! But this weekend most of our country is going to be under an extreme heat warning. ----- You're not alone, over 130 million Americans will be experiencing extreme temperatures this weekend, peaking this Friday and Saturday. Including cities like #chicago where they will be at or over heat index 110° ----- Sun City fire and medical Department remind you to Stay smart and use common sense. This is July in Arizona! 🌟 ----- Number one stay hydrated. It's NOT uncommon to drink up to a gallon of fluids a day per person. If you're exercising or outside for an extended period of time you may need even more. ----- If you are sensitive to the heat, simply, don't be out in it. Stay where there is adequate air-conditioning. Like an activity center, mall, coffee shop or grocery store. And especially take care of your pets. 🐕🐈🐇 ----- It's going to be a long hot summer so plan for it. Arizona doesn't cool down until mid-october! ----- As always, be safe. . . . . . #arizonahighways #sunsets_arizona #naturalarizona #discoverarizona #sonorandesert #thisisarizona #arizonaisgorgeous #arizonasky #azcentral #arizonalife #visitarizona #igarizona #onlyinaz2019 #azfamily #BeOn12   #everythingarizona #cbs5az #abc15arizona #fox10phoenix   #Instagramaz #az_living_ #capturearizona #sunset_madness #sunset_sunrise_beautiful #arizonamonsoon #azwx #monsoon #weatherchannel   #weather

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16 hours ago

Sweet four-o’clock, or Maravilla (Spanish for a wonder, a marvel). Scientific name Mirabilis (from Latin for wonderful) longiflora (Latin for long flower). See being a botanist isn’t so hard. Native, grows in the desert in riparian areas or a little higher elevation. I’ve seen it near Oracle and Coronado National Memorial. It waits patiently underground, then re-emerges as monsoon approaches. Flowers wilt as soon as the sun hits them. I grew this from seed, planted maybe 10 years ago. • #flowersofinstagram #mirabilis #mirabilislongiflora #sonorandesert #nativewildflowers #white #fouroclocks #nyctaginaceae #monsoon

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18 hours ago

Of course it was Arizona that gave us our first wild cat sighting. This beautiful bobcat gave us a 15 second curious glance before making its way along a dry wash in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. I must accept I had tears in my eyes. #bobcat #wildcat #wildcats #feline #wildcatsofinstagram #bobcatsofinstagram #organpipecactusnationalmonument #publiclands #wildlife #wildlifesighting #wildlifeofinstagram #arizonawildlife #borderlandswildlife #protectpubliclands #riparian #desert #SonoranDesert #Ajo #Tucson #Arizona

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18 hours ago

Capture beautiful moments, sometimes memories need a little inspiration...📸 💚

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18 hours ago

I've been trying to spend some more time outside recently now that the summer monsoons have started and went on a short walk near Tumamoc earlier this week. I liked this little area I came across and ended up taking a few pictures while I was there.

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19 hours ago

Yellow-Billed Cuckoos have been a no show at the park this week and it’s been a bummer. The western population of cuckoos are threatened and we hope to spot them and their nests soon. While we didn’t see cuckoos we did spot the cutest and brightest Eastern Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris) hatchling to turn our day around. The hatchling was about the size of my thumb! . . . #collaredlizard #herping #lizards #reptiles #tucson #Arizona #sonorandesert #saguaronationalpark #SAGU #desertlife #hatchling #wildlife #nature #threatenedspecies #avianconservation

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19 hours ago

Went for a 4.21 miles walk today and found this gnarly guy... more finds coming up in stories shortly.

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20 hours ago

You totally can’t even tell she was internally freaking out about the looming rattlesnakes 🐍 You know I would never leave Arizona without having *several* photoshoots. Thanks for being the best model/travel buddy, @kay.g.east. ✌🏽 #ejrphotos

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