Wild Isolation: Ramble and Play, Away

I am expecting to stay fairly busy this summer, and that of course is a good thing. While I am still playing catch-up with posts, I was unable to submit the latest sneak peek prior to publishing the latest episode for Wild Roots for those of you at Patreon. Internet connections have been incredibly inconsistent lately, I never forget to remember just how fortunate it is to have such a seemingly miraculous thing as “WIFI”. It’s quite a luxury. 

And ironically I am always trying to stay away from such things (internet, wifi, artificial lighting from screens, toxic “news”, etc… ) which is why I ramble my way into the wilderness. Here are a couple of highlights from the latest escapade in the wood:

A beloved look out spot.
Wild grapes (Vitis arizonica)

This was actually the first exciting sight we came upon but I saved it for last. This little beauty made us very aware of his/her presence. I am, of course, always happy to see snakes. This is a Banded Rock Rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus klauberi). The phenotypic variations of Rock Rattlesnake species are spectacular! They can vary both in a multitude of coloration and patterns from shades of pink, tan, brown, grey, green, mottled or banded. A truly wild characteristic given the variety of lithic habitats they may occupy. 

Banded Rock Rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus klauberi)

It was an honor to see this little guy!

Stay wild

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