Delays expected along Picture Rocks Road
Commuters could face minor delays due to road construction starting on November 20. Workers will be out along the road shoulders trimming brush and salvaging sensitive plant species located along road shoulders, to improve safety along the roadway. More »
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
This beautiful hummingbird is present year round in the northern regions of the Sonoran Desert. Adult males have a rose/reddish-orange iridescent helmet. They can easily be lured to backyard hummingbird feeders.
Length: 4 in.
Diet: Nectar and small insects
Did You Know?
Many of the plants of the Sonoran Desert are not only edible, they are great sources of nutrition, including the buds of the Staghorn cholla which is a great source of calcium and magnesium.