The Prickly Pear pads can be eaten. Somewhat like green beans when sliced and cooked.
Prickly Pear fruit. Once you carefully remove the skin and tiny thorns you can eat the fruit.
The fruit has tiny hard seeds that you can not bite through but you can swallow.
Gila Woodpecker. Has a red spot on the top of the head.
One of my favorites so beautiful.
Quail and bunny cooling off in the damp earth.
The wild Arizona Scotty in his natural habitat.
I have posted this before but it makes me so happy !