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Birding

April 24th, 2012 by Betty Ross

 

The Bird Garden is a popular spot for Quail in the morning. We are watching for the baby Quail, coming soon!

 

 

 

 

 

It’s that time of the year again! The Hooded Oriole is back.

Only for a short time, just passing through.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Penstemon is on it’s second bloom. Our bunnies cut the stalks down and now we have new blossoms! Never happened here before, humming birds are loving it!

 

 

 

 

Happy Easter

April 6th, 2012 by Betty Ross

Happy Easter everyone. Wishing you a great day. Whether you attend a early sunrise service and go on a Easter egg hunt, wear your new Easter bonnet and enjoy this wonderful holiday!

Judy Garland – Easter Bonnet Song – 1940.  In your Easter bonnet with all the frills upon it, you’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade. I’ll be all in clover, and when they look you over.  I’ll be the proudest fellow in the Easter Parade!

The guests at Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast will be enjoying a Easter breakfast of baked eggs in bread rolls. Fresh fruit and  scones with jam and clotted cream. Yummy!

Our guests are enjoying a early morning walk in the Saguaro National Park only a short distance from Desert Dove. There still are a few wild flowers along the way and lots of yellow Brittle Bush.

Tucson 4th Ave. Street Fair

March 22nd, 2012 by Betty Ross

It’s going to be a gorgeous weekend, so why don’t you spend some time outside at the Fourth Avenue Street Fair   March 23-25.

The Fourth Avenue Street Fair brings together 400+ arts/crafts booths, 35+ food vendors, two entertainment stages, street performers, kids’ art area, and more. Stroll Tucson’s unique historic tree lined shopping district for the perfect Tucson experience.

There will be lots of great fair food. It’s possible to find just about any kind of food at the Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair, which is expected to draw 325,000 people this weekend.

Catch all the fun today (Friday) and into the weekend!

All metered street parking downtown is FREE on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Flora in the desert

March 21st, 2012 by Betty Ross

After a few days of cooler weather, we can now say it feels like spring. Spring has officially begun and the weather is beautiful! Stretch your legs with a walk through the gardens at Tohono Chul Park and Tucson Botanical Gardens

Our guests at Desert Dove get to enjoy both of these wonderful parks, along with the desert garden right here! Butterflies, hummingbirds, wildflowers.  Such a relaxing and fun visit for our Tucson guests.

Cactus Heaven

 

Tucson Botanical Gardens and enjoy the colorful blooms. All of the butterflies in the Gardens’ exhibit are hatched from eggs and live as caterpillars in butterfly farms in tropical parts of the world. When the caterpillars change into the pupae or resting stage, they are carefully counted, labeled and packed. In the pupae stage of the butterfly life cycle, no food is required so they can survive the two or three day trip to Tucson. Once they arrive at the Gardens they are housed in a climate controlled environment which allows them to emerge naturally from their pupae. They are then transferred to the Greenhouse where they are released to fly free in a beautiful tropical environment.

 

Wildflowers in Tucson

March 2nd, 2012 by Betty Ross

The wildflowers in Tucson and surrounding areas are blooming. Get the latest information on wildflowers, click on wildflowers. The staff at Saguaro National Park have spotted Poppies, Lupine, Jewelflower and Penstemon). We have Penstemon blooming in our desert garden and along the garden pathway.

The Brittle Bush is blooming, it is yellow everywhere!

Enjoy a hike in theSaguaro National Park just a short walk from Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast.

Our guests have reported Mexican Poppies in abundance at  Catalina State Park

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