Finally, a cool morning so we decided to go waking in Tucson Mountain Park. We only walked two miles since I am not supposed to sweat for a few more days because of my skin graft and the trail started getting steep. It was still early and decided to take a drive in Saguaro National Park. We noticed signs for an open house at the Desert Discovery Center, made a u-turn to check it out.
I have never seen such a dense population of ocotillos. So many are ready to bloom that we need to return later this week to see them.
I told Mike that that stick looks like a snake. He said it is a gopher snake. Ok, it was a snake that looks like a stick.
Once we got to the Desert Discovery Center, they were bringing out a Gila Monster.
We rubbed his cool belly even though they are venomous.
This King snake (nonvenomous) looks like a cobra snake (venomous) with a white on his head to differentiate them. I did not rub his belly.
We took a great geology hike.
Fruit from the cholla cactus.
Must be the cousin to the gopher snake we saw on the trail.
That was a nice way to spend another day here in the Sonoran Desert.