Sunday we went across I-25 to Hillsboro. I love these hills. While the area around Caballo Lake is dry, full of thorns, hot, inhospitable…need I go on….Hillsboro is the complete opposite. It’s lush in comparison. Native grasses, lots of wildflowers, birds aplenty, trees, a nice cool breeze and very few thorns.
We hiked up a canyon that has a well at the end. The old timers used it to mine gold. Now the birds know to swoop down into this deep well for a drink.
We had a great day exploring the canyon. But as the day progressed it became very cloudy and cold. I was sunburned so felt even colder. But it was still a fun day. No new birds but enjoyed seeing some of my favorites. I saw and/or heard 20 different species this day. I also got several butterflies and a cute little tiny round beetle…I mean tiny! The wildflowers were varied and aplenty. And we even saw a bull snake!
Was a very fun weekend together!