Wikipedia says that Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a species of flowering plant in the pea family It’s also known as “peacock flower,” and it’s the national flower of Barbados. The seeds are edible before maturity, but otherwise poisonous.
Greg Moore did a great piece in the Arizona Republic back in April on Arizona veteran Joe Campos. I’ve been saving this to post on the day that Joe was killed, 69 years ago today at the start of the Korean War. Campos had left the dangerous copper mines and scruffy, segregated mining towns of […]
These are a couple of the dozen-odd, newly-hatched Gambel’s Quail chicks that are roaming the back yard this morning. According to Wikipedia, Gambel’s quail chicks are precocial: The yearly brood ventures out of the nest within hours of hatching, under close supervision of their parents. The species was first collected, and named for, William Gambel […]