Old King was released in 1992 on Young’s Harvest Moon album. During a performance Young introduced the song by explaining: “This is a song about my dog. His name is Elvis. Elvis is riding on Jimi Hendrix’s bus now…
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Kick off your weekend with Dog Song Saturday here at Talking Dogs. Named to the Rolling Stone magazine’s 40 Saddest Country Songs of All Time list, they note this song…
Flooding in our back yard. Rain and storms continue nearly daily at our house. Very strange weather for this area which is usually in drought mode this time of year.
Released in 1974 in their Things To Come album it would be the first of two albums by this British psychedelic and progressive rock duo of Ken Elliot and Kieran O’Connor, remastered in 1999.
Arizona Butterfly and Moth Conservation Two-tailed Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio multicaudata) Arizona’s butterfly. Butterflies and moths are pollinators and they are food for other species. I know of no harm they cause to human interests. Nevertheless, many die from insecticide poisoning and others decline due to human removal of caterpillar host plants. The conservation status of […]
The Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count shows that since 1967, many U. S. birds have declined. Twenty of our most familiar bird species (Common Birds in Decline) have lost at least half their populations over the past four decades. The causes of some of the declines are know. Observers have reported direct connections to habitat destruction […]
Arizona Amphibian Conservation Status Jill, One-Eyed Rocky Mountain Toad Amphibians are faced with insurmountable threats worldwide. Habitat loss, invasions, toxic pollution, and disease have placed them near the top of global conservation concerns. Arizona amphibians and other desert amphibians, are most threatened by habitat loss. The growing human population is using water so fast that springs and […]
Best known for A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, a book I find indispensable, Robert Stebbins was a renown specialist who believed that direct observation of nature out-of-doors was as important as laboratory research. He was also concerned for the welfare of his subjects. He recognized that amphibian and reptile decline was a symptom […]
Mule Deer at Coldwater Farm During the long drought this spring, several mule deer visited Coldwater Farm near the Agua Fria River in central Arizona. A lone doe became a resident, and browses in the yard in the evenings and mornings. In early August I saw a fawn bouncing about beside the doe. Yesterday, the […]