Arizona’s Verde Valley is a beautiful place to be during the fall, especially along the riparian corridors. The colored leaves of the Arizona Sycamore are brilliant with gold, yellow and orange, hanging from massive white branches that curve and drape over the water. Also seen are the Arizona Ash trees mixed in with huge Cottonwoods. And of course the birding is delightful!
The Rufous Hummingbirds are in migration! Companions to these groups of high energy hummingbirds are a mix of Black-chinned and Broad-tailed Hummingbirds. It’s always exciting around the feeders!
Seen in the Arizona Verde Valley.
The Two-tailed Swallowtails will always show up when the zinnias begin to bloom. Of course, they are attracted to all of the flowers! This large western butterfly is the Arizona state butterfly.