The other morning, I went out for a short hike on the Ventana Trail to Maiden Pools. I took a break at the pools, about 2.4 miles into my hike, to relax and write in my journal. As I was taking a picture of the pools, I realized that there was a snake in one of them. I got this series of images of Black-Necked Garter Snakes:
Some of the writing I was doing at the pools was making a wish list of the trips I’d like to do this winter and spring. So many wonderful places to go- it’s tough to choose! Here’s a partial list:
- Aravaipa to see the fall colors
- Climb Weaver’s Needle
- Get some more Grand Enchantment segments done (Gila Wilderness?)
- Backpack in the Rincons
- Royal Arch Route Redux during wildflower season
For today’s Wildlife Rehab Fundraiser news: the baby spotted skunk that we have had for a couple of months was recently transferred to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum– a combination botanical garden and zoo in the Tucson Mountains. What a wonderful place for one of my favorite animals we have had at the Miller’s Wildlife Rehab- now I can go visit! The skunk will be held in quarantine for one month, then put into a habitat. I didn’t get a great picture on the day that the skunk left, so I will repost one of it when it came to us, just a baby.