Round-Tailed Ground Squirrel

Most people who know me closely know about my love for these little ones. I affectionately refer to them as my youngins. Ground squirrels are well-adapted to desert life. They can stay active even on the hottest of days, although they do tend to limit their activity during the heat of the afternoon sun. They live undergroundContinue reading “Round-Tailed Ground Squirrel”

Sonoran Collared Lizard

While on early morning hike in the Pinal County area I stumbled across this beauty, the Sonoran Collard lizard! The Sonoran Collared lizard is an inhabitant of Sonoran Desert mountain ranges, including mountain-top semi-desert grasslands. These lizards prefer spending most of their time on and around rocky areas. These areas provide shelter from the sunContinue reading “Sonoran Collared Lizard”