Northern Sagebrush Lizard At The Grand Canyon

Northern Sagebrush Lizard At The Grand Canyon

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It was very late in the afternoon when Bob and I landed at Cape Royal, one of the lookout points on the North Rim of  Grand Canyon National Park.  Despite our rush to see the spectacular views before sunset, we took time to observe this little Northern Sagebrush Lizard (Sceloporus graciosus graciosus) seen scampering amongst the rocks right at the lip of the Canyon. Read more

Western Tanager Along The North Rim Of The Grand Canyon

Western Tanager Along The North Rim Of The Grand Canyon

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About mid-morning one day, as we traveled along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, Bob and I decided to take a drive over to the North Rim since a couple of highly touted unique features, one being Angel’s Window, are situated on that side of the sprawling gorge.  Our progress took longer than expected because of frequent stops to admire the scenery.  Finally at our destination, we hastened to take in the views, but were brought up short by the unexpected sighting of a Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) at Cape Royal. Read more