Happy June everyone!
It may be known as our hottest month, but that doesn’t mean Mother nature isn’t still putting on a show for us to enjoy! Early mornings and late evenings are going to be the best times to enjoy her splendor. Check out what’s happening this June in the Sonoran desert:
Flora & Fauna
- Saguaro Cactus finishes up flowering, and new fruit ripens and splits open
- Blooming plants include scared datura (if it rains in spring), and organ cactus
- Plants setting fruit are jojoba, creosote, fairy duster and samota.
- Lesser nighthawks trill in the evenings and early mornings
- Around ponds and lakes, mallards (Mexican ducks) are caring for their chicks; these are the only common ducks to nest in our area!
- Gopher snakes and common king snakes lay eggs
- Western diamondback rattlesnakes and tiger rattlesnakes bear live young
As many as 22 days may pass in June without a cloud in the sky. If we’re lucky, we may get a couple showers, but normally June is our hottest, driest month. Triple digits ae common in the deserts, but the mountains stay relatively cool!
Know of other natural events happening this month?? Share them with us on Social media or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Happy Hiking Everyone –